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Geriatric medicine

Service Our geriatric medicine unit has an outstanding reputation for key areas including dementia, stroke research, orthogeriatrics and interface geriatrics. Our services include continence clinics, a balance clinic, autonomic function testing and a combined psychogeriatric liaison service (FOPAL). We’re also home to the Acute Frailty Network. Developments in the service include a medical mental health […]

Service

Our geriatric medicine unit has an outstanding reputation for key areas including dementia, stroke research, orthogeriatrics and interface geriatrics.

Our services include continence clinics, a balance clinic, autonomic function testing and a combined psychogeriatric liaison service (FOPAL). We’re also home to the Acute Frailty Network.

Developments in the service include a medical mental health unit for assessment and care of dementia, and our Systematic Care of Older People in Elective Surgery (SCOPE), which has developed pre and peri operative assessments.

Team

Our team consists of 17 consultant geriatricians with support from a multidisciplinary team including local GPs and advanced nurse practitioners.

We offer a combined geriatric service, recognising the interface between acute care, emergency care, and community care.

Education

We offer dual accreditation in both general and geriatric medicine, with scope for triple accreditation in stroke modules.

Training is high on our agenda and we train extensively in acute non selective medical takes, in patient care and outpatient clinics, as well as fast stream rehabilitation.

Optional training in palliative and psycho-geriatric care, pain, and endoscopy is also available. Trainees have access to monthly academic half days, regular internal meetings, an assigned academic mentor and an e-portfolio.

Research

We have an established research expertise in stroke medicine, especially cardiovascular autonomic regulatory mechanisms, led by Professor T. Robinson.

Dr Simon Conroy leads our health sciences research with funding from several sources including the NIHR, MRC Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, Diabetes UK and NICE. We have also established the Leicester Academy for the study of aging.

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