Dr Jackie Morris
Dr Jackie Morris qualified at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1971 and then completed her preregistration, general medical and higher medical training at St Mary’s Hospital, Hillingdon, Central Middlesex and University College Hospitals. She had always wanted to be a Geriatrician having been very disappointed and shocked by the way older people were treated in acute hospitals.
She has been a Consultant Geriatrician since 1979 when she was appointed to St Mary’s Hospital Paddington. She moved to the Royal Free Hospital in 1985 and seconded to the Department of Health between 1992-1994. Throughout her career she has worked to improve care for older people and has run campaigns on Dignified care for older people as British Geriatrics Society Dignity Champion. While Vice President of the Patients Association she worked on a Gold Standard for care in hospital and a Care home Charter for swallowing and Medicines. She is concerned about the NHS post code lottery for care homes. She is currently working on the rehabilitation needs arising in patients who have suffered from COVID 19.