Professor Cameron Swift is a key member of the NICE Falls Clinical Guideline Development Group (GDG) and Quality Standards Advisory Committee that developed the core national guidance (CG24/161; 2004/2013) and updated Falls Quality Standard (QS86) (published in January 2017). In the past, he served as Physician to the DOH External Reference Group for the England National Service Framework for Older People, and in this capacity chaired the Working Party for Standard 6 (Falls & Fractures). He has also been Chairman of the NICE GDG, & subsequent Quality Standard Topic Expert Group for Hip Fracture (CG124, QS86)(2011, 2012). He continues to serve as an expert member in current updates of NICE guidance (2014) and Quality Standards (2016-17) on both of these topics.
He is a physician and clinical pharmacologist, Emeritus Professor of Health Care of the Elderly at King’s College London, and a past President of the British Geriatrics Society. He served for 6 years on the Committee on Safety of Medicines, and a further five on the Medicines Commission.
His NHS service and development work, focusing on the building of a credible clinical research and service base, entailed adopting both ‘age-related’ and ‘integrated’ speciality models to ensure delivery. He strongly advocates the demonstrable cost-effectiveness of the ‘comprehensive’ clinician-led service model bridging secondary, primary and social care.