Dr Henry Alexander
Consultant in General Medicine
MA (Cantab), MSc (Lon), FRCP
I have been a Consultant for 10 years and has run the Elderly Care Service in Brighton for 6 years. My main interest is in Acute Elderly Care, trying to improve the efficiency in the way we deal with older people in the hospital. I have always been keen to intervene early, make a diagnosis and a management plan so that older people do not have an unnecessary long stay.
I have been instrumental in improving Orthogeriatric services in Brighton, particularly for those patients with hip fractures. I have tried to do the same with those having elective operations under both the Orthopaedic and General surgeons.
I am interested in frailty and the oldest old. I have an excellent knowledge of Pharmacology in the elderly, as this is often the cause of problems in this group of patients.
Fellow Royal College of Physicians
British Geriatrics Society
British Medical Society
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals