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Simon Conroy: Healthy body and mind

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 30 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3777


Simon Conroy is a geriatrician at University Hospitals of Leicester and an honorary professor at the university. His research has focused on frailty, recognising its variation among older people and the need to personalise their care. His research led to the development of an acute frailty unit to improve the care pathway and to a dedicated care service for frail patients in the emergency department. These efforts, together with others from emergency medicine and the British Geriatrics Society, led NHS England to establish the Acute Frailty Network, of which Conroy is clinical lead.

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