Professor Simon Conroy
Simon’s ambition is to improve outcomes for frail older people by embedding evidence based medicine into clinical practice (‘campus to clinic’ translational research). His research addresses different models of care for frail older people, assessing feasibility as well as clinical and cost-effectiveness.
His educational activities take an interdisciplinary perspective on developing and teaching knowledge locally (frailty services), nationally (BGS) and internationally (EUGMS and EAMA). Implementation of research findings into clinical practice is key, and best exemplified by work on the Silver Book and the Acute Frailty Network.
Professor Jay Banerjee
Jay is an Emergency Physician at the University Hospitals of Leicester with special interest in caring for older people, and Honorary Professor in Emergency Care and Academic Champion in Clinical Leadership, University of Leicester. He was previously Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement in UHL.
Jay leads the Frailty/GEM Special Interest Group at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. He previously led the national multi-disciplinary group in the UK that produced the “Silver Book” and a multi-national, multi-disciplinary group the produced the “Standard Set for Older Person” for the International Consortium for Health Outcome Measurement. He has just started work with colleagues on the Silver Book II. In 2012-13, he was a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA, USA, and since been involved in several initiatives to develop improvement capability.