Medicine for Older People - Outpatients

Outpatient clinics are held at Level 0, Brunel building at Southmead Hospital and at Cossham Hospital.

General clinics in Medicine for Older People

All Care of the Elderly consultants hold general clinics for older people with complex conditions such as mobility problems, memory impairment, weight loss, anaemia, dizziness and falls.

Specialty Clinics

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
This service is 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.

Falls Service (Dr Seema Srivastava, Lead Consultant for Falls and all consultants Medicine for Older People)
The service is for patients who have fallen or are at risk of falling who wish to stay steady and minimise further falls. The service consists of a consultant led specialist falls clinics which are run by all consultants for older people at both the Southmead and Cossham sites.  Patients are assessed by nursing and medical staff to identify conditions that may increase the risk of falls and discuss methods and treatments to keep steady and prevent falls. During the appointment patients will have assessments performed by a nurse including an eye test, blood pressure check, balance check and ECG (heart tracing). This will be followed by a review by a doctor.

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

Osteoporosis & metabolic bone disease (Dr Karen Harding, Dr Katherine Walsh and Dr Seema Srivastava)
This service assess patients with severe/complex osteoporosis and offers advice on alternative treatment for patients intolerant to oral biphosphonates and accepts patients with other metabolic bone problems such as Paget's disease and osteomalacia. Patients are seen at both Southmead and Cossham Hospitals.

Cardiovascular Chest Medicine in Older People (Dr John Pounsford)
This service provides specialist assessment of older people with breathing difficulties.