Older People

Around 430,000 people in Yorkshire & Humber are living with mild, moderate or severe frailty, accounting for £660million of health and care expenditure. There is a contemporary local, regional and national policy focus on frailty to improve wellbeing in later life and manage service demand in the NHS and social care. Professor Andrew Clegg leads our team.

Our aim is to improve the physical and mental health of older people living with frailty, including care home residents, and generate major health and care efficiency savings. We have established an internationally-leading team of cross-disciplinary researchers to do this. Our plans are ambitious and will build on the successes from our CLAHRC programme which achieved a paradigm shift in how older people with frailty could be identified and managed within a primary care setting. We have strong AHSN and cross-sector NHS, local authority, voluntary sector and industry partnerships. Our programme is aligned with the NHS Long Term Plan, Future of Health report priorities and regional STP/ICS.

Older People Projects

Promoting healthy lifestyles to reduce dementia risk factors in minority ethnic communities

Better Start Bradford is making support and services for families stronger, and finding what works, so that children can have the best start in life. Born in Bradford’s Better Start...

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,...

Research prioritisation

The population of older people living with frailty is increasing, and research needs to focus on improving areas of health and wellbeing for this population. There is limited evidence about...

Making a Difference: Our Latest Older People case studies

Meet the Older People Team

Emmanuel Nwofe

Research Associate

Lin Gong

Research Fellow

Amirah Akhtar

Research Associate

Our latest Older People publications

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

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

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.