Dr Roger Jay is a Consultant Physician in Older People’s Medicine. He trained in Cambridge and London, and has been a consultant in geriatric and general medicine since 1994, initially at South Tyneside, moving to the Newcastle Hospitals in 1999.
Dr Jay cares for older patients in general wards and clinics, and in community settings. His subspecialty interest is in orthogeriatrics, sharing the care and overseeing the rehabilitation of frail older patients admitted to the orthopaedic trauma wards with fractures.
Newcastle is a designated Major Trauma Centre, taking patients with serious injuries from around the region. Dr Jay is developing a liaison service whereby older patients with major trauma are also routinely assessed by a specialist geriatrician.
Teaching and training
Outside clinical work, Dr Jay is active in postgraduate education and training, having formerly served as Training Programme Director for geriatrics registrars in our region and as chair of the national Education and Training Committee for the British Geriatrics Society (BGS).
He has also acted as Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Physicians, organising regional education meetings for physicians of all specialties.
Dr Jay remains the Trust’s representative on the regional training committee, and is currently the region’s representative on the England Council of the BGS.