Professor John Young

Professor of Elderly Care Medicine

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Summary: John is Professor of Elderly Care Medicine at the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation.

Location: Bradford Institute for Health Research


John is Professor of Elderly Care Medicine at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. He is based in the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation which is hosted in the Bradford Institute for Health Research. The unit has an established record of addressing key, clinically relevant questions in elderly care and stroke. Important quality improvement work includes involvement in the national audits of dementia care and intermediate care.

In 2009 he was awarded the Lady Illingworth prize for outstanding contributions to services for older people.  

He was appointed as National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, NHS England.  In this position John worked with NHS England colleagues and others to improve services for older people nationally.

John trained at the Middlesex Hospital, University of London. He was appointed as a consultant geriatrician in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in 1986. He took on responsibilities as a clinical manager and developed numerous new services including an elderly care assessment unit, a stroke unit and an ortho-geriatric unit. Research interests became embedded in the clinical work and included evaluations (mostly by randomised controlled trial) of the day hospital, aspects of stroke care and intermediate care services.