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Dr Harnish Patel

Geriatric medicine consultant
BM BSc MRCP (UK) PhD MRCP (geriatric medicine)

Dr Patel joined the Trust in March 2014. He has experience in the clinical management of older people both within the acute and rehabilitation settings. He has a specialist interest in the recognition and management of frailty and is developing pathways within Southampton General Hospital.

In addition, Dr Patel runs a comprehensive geriatric assessment clinic where older people from Southampton can be referred for an assessment and management of their complex needs. Within the community he cares for patients in west Southampton, covering the Shirley and Millbrook areas.

Dr Patel has led undergraduate teaching modules in appraising medical evidence and developed the undergraduate module in research in medicine and health which he lectures on. He also delivers seminars on sarcopenia, frailty and comprehensive geriatric assessment, teaches on the Wessex MRCP part two revision course and organises the annual acute medicine update day.

Dr Patel supervises a PhD student as well as previous undergraduate BMedSci students.