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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

VISIBLE: Vision Screening to Improve Balance & Prevent Falls

Implementing optimal falls risk assessment in memory services

Measuring Dementia Outcomes

Transfer of Care: The ‘Red Bag’ Project in Care Homes

Coordinate My Care


The Team

David Bradley

Senior Responsible Officer, Healthy Ageing

Don Shenker

Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Don leads on the HIN’s Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework and vanguard programme. He has a background in substance misuse, research and policy. Before joining the HIN, Don founded the Alcohol Health Network, a social enterprise raising alcohol awareness. Don has a Masters in Care, Policy and Management.

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.

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.

Adrian Hopper

Clinical Director, Healthy Ageing

Adrian Hopper is physician with a special interest in Geriatric Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas (GSTT) NHS Foundation Trust in London. He is currently Deputy Medical Director for Patient Safety at GSTT, the lead for the Medicine Clinical Academic Group for King’s Health Partners and Clinical Director for Patient Safety and Clinical Lead for Healthy Aging at the HIN.

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

Programme Director, Healthy Ageing

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.

Aileen Jackson

Senior Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Aileen is a senior project manager for the Healthy Ageing programme. She has worked extensively in the health and social care sector including: commissioning, service development, workforce development and social work management and delivery. She is also a qualified trainer and a registered social worker.

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