Dr Eileen Burns is a consultant physician at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Burns has been a consultant geriatrician in Leeds for more than 30 years. She is the NHS England national specialty adviser for older people’s integrated care. She is also a former president of the British Geriatrics Society (2016-2018) and was awarded an MBE for services to integrated healthcare for older people in 2019.
She has overseen training for geriatricians and developed teaching programmes for non-medical staff to help them gain expertise in older people’s care, particularly those living with frailty, and she has helped to develop community geriatric services in Leeds.