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Doctor recognised for outstanding contribution to care of elderly

A doctor who has spent his career caring for the elderly has been recognised by the Royal College of Physicians at their annual Excellence in Patient Care Awards. Dr Amit Arora, consultant in elderly care, won in the ‘Contribution to the profession’ category, which celebrates members who have demonstrated excellence in their professional life.

Dr Arora is known nationally for his work on the highly-praised anti-deconditioning programme ‘Sit up, get dressed, keep moving’. He has worked closely with organisations such as the British Geriatric Society over the years and has also worked tirelessly to promote research into the care of older people through collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Dr Arora said: “It’s absolutely brilliant to win this award, just to be nominated is an honour. But my work is largely credit to the organisations I work with, I would not be where I am now without them. My huge thanks go to them for their support over the years.”

The Excellence in Patient Care Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and promote the work that physicians do to improve patient care through education, policy, clinical practice and research.