Dr Henry Alexander

Consultant in General Medicine

MA (Cantab), MSc (Lon), FRCP


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I have been a Consultant for 18 years. I work in Eastbourne and I am helping the team develop services for frail, older people. I previously ran Elderly Care Services in Brighton for eight years.

My main interest is in Acute Elderly Care, trying to improve the efficiency in the way we manage older people in the acute setting. I have always been keen to intervene early, make a diagnosis and management plan so that older people do not have unnecessary long stays. I was instrumental in improving Orthogeriatric services in Brighton, particularly for those patients with hip fractures. I have tried to do similar with those having elective and emergency operations under the General surgeons. More recently I have set up a Community Geriatric service across the Havens.

I'm 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. I am currently setting up a Urological liaison service in Eastbourne.

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Clinical interests

General medicine
Geriatric medicine
Osteoporosis

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow Royal College of Physicians

British Geriatrics Society

British Medical Society

Current NHS posts

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.