Dr Simon Conroy
Head of Service, Geriatric Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester & Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester
PhD July 2009 (Preventing Falls in Older People, University of Nottingham)
Graduate of the LSHTM (epidemiology and statistics), 2005-2006
Graduate of the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing, Switzerland, 2004
MRCP (London) 1999
MB ChB (Leicester) 1995
Tel: 0116 258 7635
Address: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Room 034, Level 5, Windsor Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, LE1 5WW
For general enquiries, please email Angela Moore or telephone 0116 258 5058
My ambition is to improve outcomes for frail older people by embedding evidence based medicine into clinical practice (‘campus to clinic’ translational research). Frail older people are increasing rapidly, complex to manage, and present a major fiscal challenge to cost-constrained health and social care systems. My research addresses different models of care for frail older people, assessing feasibility as well as clinical and cost-effectiveness. My educational activities take an interdisciplinary perspective on developing and teaching knowledge locally (frailty services), regionally (SHA), nationally (BGS) and internationally (EUGMS & IAGG). Implementation of research findings into clinical practice is key, and best exemplified by work on the Silver Book.
Acute care of frail older people - Interface Geriatrics
Falls in older people
Community geriatrics & intermediate care
End of life care & advance care planning
Comprehensive geriatric assessment
Complex interventions for older people
Prescribing in older people
Honorary secretary, British Geriatrics Society (2009-11)
Associate editor, Age & Ageing (2010-)
International academic advisor, The Kavli Foundation, Norway (2009-)
Workstream lead - acute care, Medical Crises in Older People, University of Nottingham (2008-2013)
Geriatric medicine, University of Leicester
Prescribing in Older People, University of Leicester
Edmans J, Bradshaw L, Franklin M, Gladman J, Conroy S. Specialist geriatric medical assessment for patients discharged from hospital acute assessment units: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2013;347.
Conroy SP, Ansari K, Williams M, Laithwaite E, Teasdale B, Dawson J, et al. A controlled evaluation of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency department: the ‘Emergency Frailty Unit’. Age and Ageing 2013.
Edmans J, Bradshaw L, Gladman JRF, Franklin M, Berdunov V, Elliott R, et al. The Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) score to predict clinical outcomes and health service costs in older people discharged from UK acute medical units. Age & Ageing. 2013 May 10, 2013.
Wou F, Gladman JRF, Bradshaw L, Franklin M, Edmans J, Conroy SP. The predictive properties of frailty-rating scales in the acute medical unit. Age & Ageing. 2013 May 10, 2013.
Vince, S, Conroy, S, & Banerjee, J. (2012, October 1). Developing a frail friendly front door: a Fellowship in Geriatric Emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine Journal, 3-4.
Gladman J, Kearney F, Ali A, Blundell A, Wong R, Laithwaite E, et al. The role of the interface geriatrician across the acute medical unit / community interface. Medical Crises in Older People. Discussion paper series. 2012(9).
Conroy SP, Stevens T, Parker SG, Gladman JR. A systematic review of comprehensive geriatric assessment to improve outcomes for frail older people being rapidly discharged from acute hospital: 'interface geriatrics'. Age Ageing. 2011 Jul 40 4 436-43 10.1093/ageing/afr060
Baker R, Bankart MJ, Rashid A, Banerjee J, Conroy S, Habiba M, et al. Characteristics of general practices associated with emergency-department attendance rates: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2011 June 16, 2011.
Bankart MJ, Baker R, Rashid A, Habiba M, Banerjee J, Hsu R, Conroy S, Agarwal S, Wilson A. Characteristics of general practices associated with emergency admission rates to hospital: a cross-sectional study. Emerg Med J. 2011 Jul 28 7 558-63
Simon Conroy; Denise Kendrick; Rowan Harwood; John Gladman; Carol Coupland; Tracey Sach; Avril Drummond; Jane Youde; Judi Edmans; Tahir Masud. A multicentre randomised controlled trial of day hospital-based falls prevention programme for a screened population of community-dwelling older people at high risk of falls. Age and Ageing 2010; doi: 10.1093/ageing/afq096
Lisa Irvine, Simon P. Conroy, Tracey Sach, John R. F. Gladman, Rowan H. Harwood, Denise Kendrick, Carol Coupland, Avril Drummond, Garry Barton and Tahir Masud. Cost effectiveness of a day hospital falls prevention programme for screened community dwelling older people at high risk of falls. Age Ageing 2010, in press
Beavan J, Conroy SP, Harwood R, et al. Does looped nasogastric tube feeding improve nutritional delivery for patients with dysphagia after acute stroke? A randomised controlled trial. Age Ageing 2010:afq088.
Conroy S, Fade P, Fraser A, Schiff R. Advance care planning: concise evidence-based guidelines. Concise Guidance to Good Practice series, No 12. London: RCP, 2009