Dr Richard Biram

Chair, BGS England Council

Richard is a Consultant Geriatrician in Cambridge.

He is a full-time NHS clinician providing cover for a geriatric medicine ward with a sub-speciality interest in perioperative medicine.

As clinical lead for the department he developed an interest in service design and development. He set up a Rapid Access Service for GPs and an Acute Frailty Unit. He has been a speciality advisor to the UnitingCare Partnership, helping redesign services for older people in the local community. He set up a surgical pre-assessment clinic with colleagues in anaesthetics and more recently an emergency laparotomy review service. In 2012 he set up a process of hospital-wide screening for frailty as part of a major frailty pathway development which he undertook in collaboration with our local CCG.

He is interested in bringing his expertise to bear in helping to guide policy developments in the provision of services for older adults at a Regional and National level.

The next few years are clearly an important time for the NHS. As one of the largest medical specialities, with a growing patient demographic, the British Geriatrics Society has an increasingly important role in future service provision.