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Twitter Handle: @betterageing
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Consultant Physician and Geriatrician; University Hospital of North Midlands
Associate Medical Director, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
Clinical lead, NIHR CRN West Midlands (Ageing)
Clinical associate, Emergency care Intensive Support Team (ECIST), NHS Improvement
Founding Director; Midlands Frailty Academy
Creator- Sit UP Get Dressed Keep Moving: National Deconditioning Awareness and Prevention campaign
Dr Amit Arora has been a consultant geriatrician in the North Midlands since 2004. His clinical interests include all falls, dementia, frailty, multiple medical conditions, comprehensive assessment, and other conditions related to ageing.
He has served as Chairman of the England Council of the British Geriatrics Society, Deputy Chairman of the Medical Specialties Committee of the British Medical Association, Regional President of the BMA, and has been an advisor member for the Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board in England. He is a member of some national committees, advisory bodies and working groups in the NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care. He chaired the West Midlands Quality Review Service for people living with dementia advising commissioners and provider organizations and is the current chair for the Frailty Standards. He is also the clinical lead for NIHR CRN: Ageing for West Midlands. He has a keen interest in National and International Health quality and policy for the ageing population and has contributed internationally.
He has over 100 publications including invited book chapters, editorials, reviews and college reports.
He is also the founding director of the Midlands Frailty Academy which is providing frailty training to all grades of health and social care workers.
In 2016, he developed the ‘National Deconditioning Awareness and Prevention Campaign: Sit Up Get Dressed Keep Moving’ the concept of which is now being adopted by many hospitals in UK and abroad. He is often credited with rejuvenating the term deconditioning globally.
Relevant links: www.betterageing.co.uk