I am a GP with a specialist interest in Older People, particularly in change management surrounding their proactive and unplanned care. I have worked as a GP in the hospital, community services and primary care and have a deep appreciation of the need for novel solutions, transcending all health providers, built around the needs of older people.
I am a senior board member at the British Geriatrics Society, a national body that produces some excellent policy work on older people.
I am also a bit of a computer geek – we GP’s have a great IT system and I like playing around with it so that we can offer our patients the best possible care. We are currently using to good effect in patients living in care homes and (with the patient’s permission) creating care plans and sharing them with out of hours teams. This means that if there are ever any problems – even in the middle of the night – our patients will be well known to the teams involved and can receive the best possible care.
This is just one of lots of interesting developments going on in our surgery so watch this space! So if you, or someone you know are over 65 years of age and suffering with memory problems, are slowing up, or just feeling a bit lonely, please get in contact- we want to support you to be as happy and healthy as you can be in older life!