Professor Simon Conroy, Clinical Lead

NHS Elect, Acute Frailty Network 

Professor Simon Conroy has worked tirelessly to improve outcomes for older people living with frailty by embedding evidence-based medicine into clinical practice. He leads research to assess different care models for clinical and cost-effectiveness, feeding into large-scale frailty improvement networks supporting adoption into practice at scale. He has provided clinical leadership to influence acute care for older people in more than 120 UK hospitals, and 60 specialised services. He is an author of the Silver Book, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times and accessed by 98 different countries. All the above has been achieved whilst also working in clinical practice. The judges recognised him for his excellent leadership, implementation of strategies and systematic uptake presented over many years across the NHS.

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Highly commended: Waqas Akhtar, Chief Registrar, ST10 in Cardiology and Intensive Care, RCP Associate College Tutor, London Regional TROD, Founder and Director of Mechanical Life Support - Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ FT


  • Thangadorai Amalesh, Divisional Director of Surgery and Chair – Surgical Optimisation Group - Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust and NEL ICB 
  • Ellen Armistead, Executive Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive - Calderdale and Huddersfield FT
  • Dr Amit Arora, Regional Clinical Director, Emergency Care Improvement Support Team - University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust and Emergency Care Improvement Support Team and NHS England
  • Dr Michael McCabe, Consultant Anaesthetist - Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
  • Dr Eddie O’Neill, Director Covid Certification Service - Department of Health, Digital Health & Care NI
  • Dr Indermeet Sawhney, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director - Hertfordshire Partnership University FT
  • Dr Subodh Tote, Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Lead - Frimley Health FT