The clinical lead for the the geriatric surgery workstream was appointed on 18th July 2017 and endorsed by the British Geriatrics Society. You can read more about the appointment of clinical leads here.
Clinical Lead: Dr Adrian Hopper
Consultant Physician, and Deputy Medical Director, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT), London.
Dr Hopper is a physician with a special interest in Geriatric Medicine at GSTT. He is currently their Deputy Medical Director for Patient Safety, and Clinical Director for Patient Safety at the Health Innovation Network in South London. He was also the Lead for the Medicine Clinical Academic Group for King’s Health Partners. In 2009, Dr Hopper was awarded the NHS Leadership Award (Quality Champion), and in 2010 the BMJ Group Award for Clinical Leadership.
Dr Hopper said: “I’m really excited to get involved in the GIRFT programme. Geriatric medicine is very important but concerns the whole pathway of care and not just hospital data. This presents its own set of unique challenges which I am keen to tackle with my colleagues across the NHS in England. I am looking forward to learning from them and sharing good models of care for older people.”