Professor John Young is the National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail & Elderly Care for NHS England. Professor Young is a consultant geriatrician at Bradford Foundation Trust and leads a large research unit within the University of Leeds. He has held previous positions with the Department of Health and NICE. He has also worked on two national audit projects.
Older People’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on the contribution that older people make to our economy and to wider society. For our health and social care sectors, older people play a critical role – there are over a million older people over the age of 65 who are carers, without […]
NHS England’s National Director for Dementia and National Director for the Frail Elderly report on an innovative project in sleepy Suffolk: Debenham is a picturesque village in Suffolk. Since 2009 it has developed a unique approach to the care and support of older people and, specifically, the carers of people with dementia. This is based […]
NHS England’s National Clinical Director for the Frail Elderly and Integration invites us to change our perception of what frailty actually is: One of the widely acknowledged health triumphs is the remarkable and rapid increase in the life expectancy that occurred during the 20th Century. The average life expectancy at birth at the beginning of […]
Professor John Young is a geriatrician and National Clinical Director for the Frail Elderly and Integration, NHS England. It’s widely recognised that our health and care system is poorly configured and organised to deliver acceptable care to its majority user, older people. Older people are not a category separate from their fellow citizens. They equally […]
Professor John Young, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Integration & Frail Elderly, looks at care from a new perspective: In the jargon she was a “FLOF” – Found Lying on the Floor. That is to say the home care staff had found Mrs Greenaway lying on the floor next to her bed at 8am […]
Professor John Young, NHS England’s Director for Integration and Frail Elderly Care, supports a more proactive approach: Frailty is an enigma. It surrounds us in health and social care and we recognise it when we see it – but it is also invisible because as healthcare professionals we do not regard it as a diagnosis […]
By Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for the Frail Elderly and Integration, NHS England Frailty is related to the ageing process, that is, simply getting older. It describes how our bodies gradually lose their in-built reserves, leaving us vulnerable to dramatic, sudden changes in health triggered by seemingly small events such as a minor […]