Andrew Clegg

Theme Lead

Andy is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research, University of Leeds, and is an Honorary Consultant Geriatrician at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, with research interests in frailty, delirium and dementia. Andy is chief investigator for an NIHR Programme Grant to evaluate personalised care planning for older people with frailty; the NIHR HTA-funded Home-based Extended Rehabilitation for Older People (HERO) trial, and for the Community Ageing Research 75+ (CARE 75+) multi-site cohort study. Andy led the development, validation and implementation of NICE recommended electronic Frailty Index (eFI) using data from around 1million UK patients (ResearchOne and THIN primary care research databases), which resulted in major impact on NHS policy.

Andrew Clegg's latest projects

Development and national implementation of eFI-2

Currently, the UK and international guidelines support routine identification of frailty in primary care to enable timely and targeted care for older people. Our Older people with Frailty theme lead,...

Cross-ARC expansion of CARE75+ cohort study

The Community Ageing Research (CARE75+) Study is a longitudinal cohort study that recruits older people (≥ 75 years) via General Practices across England. The study is hosted at Bradford Teaching...

Development of a learning system to optimise anticholinergic medication prescribing for older people living with frailty

The NHS needs to improve support for GPs to optimise the medications prescribed to frail older people to avoid harmful effects. This project focuses on anticholinergic medications (ACs) used to...

Andrew Clegg's latest publications

Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial evaluating personalised care planning for Older People: PROSPER V2 27/11/18

The association between antihypertensive treatment and serious adverse events by age and frailty: A cohort study.

The Community Ageing Research 75+ (CARE75+) REMOTE Study: a remote model of recruitment and assessment of the health, wellbeing and social circumstances of older people.

The DynAIRx Project Protocol: Artificial Intelligence for dynamic prescribing optimisation and care integration in multimorbidity.

The effect of ageing on skeletal muscle as assessed by quantitative MR imaging: an association with frailty and muscle strength

New horizons in evidence-based care for older people: individual participant data meta-analysis

Other Team members

Emmanuel Nwofe

Research Associate

Lin Gong

Research Fellow

Amirah Akhtar

Research Associate