Wilf has had a 40 year career in nursing. Working in Accident and Emergency spurred him to train as a mental health nurse and then work in drug and alcohol teams to develop community and residential services. Wilf established Jamaica’s first residential drug rehabilitation service with the Richmond Fellowship in the early 1990s. He then returned to the UK and has spent most of his career working across south London. 

Wilf was appointed director of nursing and governance for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in 2006, leading on professional standards, patient safety and safeguarding. In 2014 he became an honorary senior fellow with the Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich. Wilf retired from the NHS in 2015.