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Dr Eileen Burns

Elected councillor

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.