Dr Victoria Alner Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine
Organisation: Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Health Foundation Leadership Fellowship
Victoria is a Health Foundation Leadership Fellow and Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
She graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1995 and later took a masters degree in medical ethics and law at King's College London.
She established a new orthogeriatric service at Hereford Hospital and provides inpatient care for frail older patients following falls and fractures. She had a particular interest in falls and osteoporosis and has established a new fully integrated service in falls and bone health at her trust.
Victoria was the clinical lead for falls prevention in Herefordshire and co-ordinates falls services between primary and secondary care in partnership with the county falls practitioner, GPs, public health and the falls strategy group. She has also successfully led a business case to bring a bone density scanner to the hospital, which has improved the accessibility of the service to the population of Herefordshire who previously had to travel out of county.
Victoria developed and leads the local osteoporosis service since the scanner was installed in 2008, and hoped to be soon joined by a clinical nurse specialist in osteoporosis to further develop fracture liaison and fracture prevention services.
In September 2008 she was appointed as the Clinical Director for Medicine at Hereford Hospital. This challenging new role involved leading the department of medicine to ensure provision of excellent clinical care, delivering trust objectives, delivering service improvements and eliminating clinical risk. This role was supported by the business unit director and medical director.
As a geriatrician, Victoria also had a specific interest in improvement of the patients experience as an inpatient and streamlining the discharge process. She was the clinical lead for the discharge project within the trust-wide emergency pathway project. She was initiating innovative discharge improvement ideas with excellent engagement from the senior management team.