Elderly Care

The Elderly Care department provides acute and rehabilitation care to elderly patients with multidisciplinary needs. It comprises 5 wards which include male and female general elderly care, a stroke unit and a specialist fracture rehabilitation unit. The department also runs its own separate elderly care on call with daily consultant input to the CDU. Outpatient services include stroke, falls, Parkinson’s Disease and daily Rapid Assessment Admission Avoidance Clinics (RACOP) as well as general clinics.


The GP VTS is currently based on the fracture rehabilitation unit but we can incorporate any training needs of the individual. The current post holder attends RACOP and Parkinsons clinics. The post is also part of the medical SHO on call rota providing excellent experience in acute medicine.

The elderly care department has an active training and audit programme which all junior staff take part in.

Department staffing:

Professor Margot Gosney (half time academic at Reading University)

Professor David Oliver (half time National Clinical Director at the Department of Health)

Dr Michael Pearson (falls and community)

Dr Andre Van Wyk (stroke)

Dr Apu Chatterjee (Parkinsons and Orthogeriatrics)

Dr Janet Lippett (Orthogeriatrics and Clinical Director)

Dr Sarah Logan (community).

There are also 5 registrar level (1 stroke fellow), 8 F2/ST1,2 level and 8 F1 level doctors in the department.

Clinical supervisor:

Apurba Chatterjee Apurba.Chatterjee@royalberkshire.nhs.uk