Outpatients for Older People - For Clinicians

Outpatient clinics are held at Level 1, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital and at Cossham Hospital.

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) clinics. For older people who are developing difficulties with everyday activities, memory problems and taking a lot of medication. The service reviews the medical aspects of these problems to improve quality of life. The service is accessed via NHS eReferrals and has links with the Admissions Avoidance clinic run in the older persons medical unit.

Falls Service (delivered by Dr Seema Srivastava, Lead Consultant for Falls at Southmead Hospital Bristol and all Medicine for Older People consultants at Cossham Hospital). For patients who have fallen or at risk of falling who wish to stay steady and minimise further falls. The service consists of a consultant led specialist falls clinic with links to the community services.
Referrals can be made through the Emergency Department, GPs, Community Nurses and Intermediate Care.

Parkinson Disease (Dr Ronald Barber and Dr Jarrod Richards). Consists of an outpatient clinic based at Cossham Hospital.

Osteoporosis & metabolic bone disease (Dr Karen Harding, Dr Walsh and Dr Srivastava). Assesses patients with severe/complex osteoporosis, offers advice on alternative treatment for patients intolerant to oral biphosphonates and accepts referrals for patients with other metabolic bone problems such as Paget's disease and osteomalacia. Clinics are held at both Southmead Hospital Bristol and Cossham Hospital.

Cardiovascular Chest Medicine in Older People (Dr John Pounsford). Provides specialist assessment of older people with breathing difficulties thought to be due to their lungs. Clinics are held at Southmead Hospital Bristol.

Please fax referrals to 0117 4149448 or 0117 4149400.