Healthy Ageing

At the Health Innovation Network we recognise that ageing, together with an accumulation of health and social changes over time, may result in increasing frailty.

These changes can happen more quickly for some people than others and can often be reversed or overcome quite simply.

The Healthy Ageing clinical theme is primarily concerned with the promotion of healthy living and the prevention and management of illness and disability affecting older people. Our work programme reflects the interests of our member organisations and our experiences to date, and contributes to our overall ambition for ‘healthy ageing’ in the south London population.

Care Home Pioneer Programme

South London Care and Nursing Homes Network

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for Older Adults

VISIBLE: Vision Screening to Improve Balance & Prevent Falls

Implementing optimal falls risk assessment in memory services

Reducing Innapropriate Polypharmacy in Care Homes

Measuring Dementia Outcomes

The ‘Red Bag’ Project

Coordinate My Care

The Team

Fay Sibley

Interim Head of Healthy Ageing, Healthy Ageing

Sophie Green

Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Caroline Chill

Clinical Director, Healthy Ageing

Carrie is a freelance practicing GP in Merton. Her previous clinical leadership roles include developing the local end of life care strategy for Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust and the Nelson Practice; and the Clinical Director for Unplanned care and Older and Vulnerable adults.

Lydia Davies

Project Support Officer, Healthy Ageing

Lydia is a Project Support Officer for Healthy Ageing and Mental Health at the HIN. She graduated from King’s College London in 2018 with an undergraduate degree in Global Health and Social Medicine. Prior to her work at HIN, Lydia has carried out an internship in New York City with disabled children and regularly sings with people with dementia.

Rebecca Jarvis

Director of Operations

Rebecca has spent much of her career working in project and programme management across health and social care organisations. She has also worked as a joint strategic commissioner for Bromley Council and Bromley PCT (now CCG) of services for older people and carers and a programme manager for the Diabetes Modernisation Initiative in Lambeth and Southwark.

Don Shenker

Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Don has a Masters in Health and Care Policy from London Guildhall University and is a member of the Royal Society of Public Health. He has a background in substance misuse, research and addictions policy. Before joining the HIN, Don worked for a number of Third Sector addictions treatment centres and founded the Alcohol Health Network, a social enterprise which raises alcohol awareness in workplaces, the NHS and local authorities.

Corinna White

Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Rebecca Newman

Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Becky is a podiatrist who joins us for six months from our member organisation Oxleas. She studied Podiatry at the University of Southampton and completed her MSc in Podiatry with Diabetes at the University of Brighton. She is a clinical educator and has 7 years’ experience working within the NHS. She is enthusiastic about service development and innovation to optimise patient care.

Josh Brewster

Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Josh is a Project Manager for Healthy Ageing and Mental Health. He holds a BSc in Biomedical Science and a PGDip in Healthcare Leadership. He joined the NHS as a Management Trainee in 2014, gaining experience in service improvement at Hull Royal Infirmary, before taking a role at North East Lincolnshire CCG.

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