Martin qualified in 1988 in Manchester. Following training in the North West he moved to East London to train in Geriatric Medicine where he also acquired an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from King’s College.
He returned to Manchester in 1999 to take up post as Consultant Geriatrician building community geriatrics services in South Manchester.
Martin was Associate Medical Director for NHS Manchester in 2010 and more recently Clinical Champion for frail older people and integrated care In Greater Manchester. He has been the British Geriatrics Society Champion for End of Life Care for five years and was a standing member of the NICE Indicators Committee.
In 2015 Martin moved to Central Manchester where he was Consultant Geriatrician. He also holds Honorary Academic Posts at Manchester and Salford Universities and was appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Chester in 2016.
In 2016, Martin was appointed National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care at NHS England.
An over view of the current national policy drivers to improving quality of care for older people living with frailty as a long term condition, including current NHS England approaches to routine frailty identification and evidence based intervention.