Professor Jugdeep Dhesi

President Elect

Jugdeep Dhesi is a consultant geriatrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Kings College London. She is currently President Elect of the BGS, (from November 2022) and will take on the role of President from November 2024.

Jugdeep’s clinical work focuses on improving outcomes for older people undergoing elective and/or emergency surgery. Over the past 20 years, she has led the development and evaluation of the innovative and award-winning Perioperative medicine for Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) service in the United Kingdom. This model of care first established at GSTT has been shown to deliver better outcomes for older people undergoing surgery, with value for the NHS. Jugdeep has supported the establishment of POPS services at numerous NHS hospitals and internationally.

Jugdeep has published widely on preoperative assessment and optimisation, perioperative approaches to frailty and delirium, and health services research examining perioperative pathways. She has a wide education and training portfolio, having established the first medical, nurse and allied health professional training programmes in perioperative medicine for older people. She has co-authored e-learning modules, MSc modules and multiple textbook chapters.

Jugdeep is Deputy Director for the Centre for Perioperative Care, contributes to a variety of steering, advisory and guideline groups (NELA, RCoA, BGS and NICE) and is committed to influencing policy to improve health and social care for older people.

She Tweets as @JKDhesi