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Posts by Dr Shelagh O’Riordan
Dr Shelagh O’Riordan is a Consultant Community Geriatrician at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and Professional Adviser to the Community Services team at NHS England. She is also Clinical Director for Frailty in East Kent.
She was a Consultant Geriatrician in East Kent Hospitals NHS University Trust for fourteen years before moving into community services. She was the Chair of the Community Geriatrics Special Interest group at the British Geriatrics Society between 2019 and 2022.
During the pandemic Shelagh developed a ‘hospital at home’ service, working with the urgent community response teams to allow real alternatives to hospital admission for people at home and in care homes. In her role as Professional Adviser to NHS England, Shelagh is supporting the work building on the commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan to support older people to stay well and live independently as long as possible and to provide care closer to home, reducing avoidable hospital admissions.