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Meet the team

Meet the Ageing and Complex Medicine (Care of the Elderly) team

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PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
 Jane Wallace (Dr) MB Chb, MRCP (UK), MSc Dr Jane Wallace has been a consultant in the department of Ageing and Complex Medicine since October 2013. Her job allows her to work both in Salford Royal Hospital and in the community. Dr Wallace provides consultant input to the Intermediate care units in Salford, supporting patients who are recovering from an acute illness. She provides domiciliary visits to older adults in care homes or in their own home. In the hospital she works with the multi-disciplinary team in the Comprehensive Older Peoples Evaluation (COPE) unit on the emergency assessment unit, delivering comprehensive geriatric assessment to frail older people who present to hospital. She is involved in the teaching of medical students and doctors in training.
 Kate Wardle (Dr) MB ChB, MRCP, PG Cer Dr Kate Wardle has been a Consultant Physician and Orthogeriatrician at Salford Royal Hospital since 2013. She shares responsibility for the management of older adults with complex needs on the orthopaedic ward with Dr Ziad Alio on wards B5 and B6. She is currently establishing a preoperative clinic service to optimise the perioperative care of older patients undergoing elective orthopaedic procedures. Dr Wardle has additional interests including postoperative cognitive deterioration and has presented at regional meetings. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and has a particular interest in the role of using the humanities to teach trainees. She is one of the module leads for the MSc in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Salford and has led educational workshop sessions at international meetings.
 Tim Pattison (Dr) BSc, MB ChB, MRCP, MSc, PG Cert Dr Tim Pattison has been a consultant in the department of Ageing and complex medicine since 2012. He is clinical lead for intermediate care services and works both in the Salford Royal Hospital and as part of community services. Dr Pattison provides consultant input to bedded intermediate care units across Salford as well as domiciliary visits to those who are too frail to attend hospital, working closely with local GPs and the Salford care homes medical practice. He also works in the emergency village as part of a team delivering rapid comprehensive geriatric assessment to frail older people who present to hospital. Dr Pattison has a specialist interest in medical education. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester and is topic lead for the care of older people at Manchester medical school. He is also clinical co-lead for semester 1. He helps to run a module for the MSc in geriatric medicine run at the University of Salford.
Arturo Vilches-Moraga Arturo Vilches-Moraga (Dr) LMS, MSc, MRCP, DGM Dr. Vilches-Moraga joined our Department in 2014, with shared responsibility for the development of a surgical in-reach service within the Trust whilst working in the Comprehensive Older Persons Evaluation (COPE) zone in the Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) and in the Emergency Department. After graduating from Woodbury high school in 1987 (New Jersey, US) and obtaining his medical degree (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1993), Dr. Vilches-Moraga held training posts within the Northwest deanery which lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. In 2005 he was appointed Consultant Geriatrician and Physician at Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo (CHUVI) in Spain where he developed a broad range of expertise including acute geriatric medicine, heart failure, dementia, delirium and falls. His principal research interests include heart failure in the elderly and falls/syncope prevention. Dr Vilches-Moraga has received research grants from Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria (FIS) and INCITE programs. He has published peer reviewed originals, reviews, chapters in books, case reports, editorials, short communications and abstracts. He evaluates scientific projects for Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP) and is a reviewer for various academic journals. His interest in medical training commenced during specialist training when he was appointed Royal College of Physicians associate tutor. He was postgraduate Tutor at CHUVI and currently teaches undergraduate medical students (University of Manchester). He is an executive board member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society and EUGMS website Director.
Emily FeildingEmily Feilding (Dr) FRCP, MB ChB, MSc Dr Emily Feilding has been a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician since 2007 and has been at Salford Royal since 2013. She shares responsibility for the management of 24 acute beds for older adults with complex needs with Dr Thomson on ward L5. She also runs the in-reach service to the Trauma Unit, providing care for older patients admitted as a result of major trauma or to the spinal unit. She has a biweekly general geriatrics clinic. Dr Fielding’s interests include the perioperative care of the older person, delirium and dementia, and pain in the older person. She also has an interest in medical education and is the Foundation Programme Director for SRFT. She is Associate Education lead for the MSc in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Salford.
Emma VardyEmma Vardy (Dr) BMedSci PhD MRCP Dr Emma Vardy joined the Department of Ageing and Complex Medicine at Salford Royal hospital in July 2015. She trained in Yorkshire and the North West of England and is dual trained in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. Her training incorporated extensive experience in the assessment and diagnosis of dementia. Having completed her specialist training in June 2011 she took up her first consultant position in Newcastle upon Tyne before returning to Salford. Dr Vardy has shared responsibility for 24 inpatient beds on ward L4 at Salford Royal, looking after older people with complex medical needs. She also has an outpatient clinic in Ladywell building on alternate weeks. Dr Vardys area of expertise is dementia and delirium. She is the Clinical lead for dementia and delirium at Salford Royal hospital. As part of that role she is a member of the dementia steering group and works closely with the dementia specialist nursing team. She is a member of the Manchester dementia and devolution stakeholder group. She is particularly interested in the combined assessment of people with physical and cognitive health problems and the identification, assessment and management of delirium. She also has an interest in education and organised a Royal College of Physicians training day on dementia in February 2015 and was part of the organising committee for the European Delirium Association meeting in London 2015. Dr Vardy is external examiner for the MSc in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Salford. She is also a member of the Dementia and related disorders special interest group for the British Geriatric Society. She has previously held academic positions and has research experience in the clinical, pathological, genetic and imaging aspects of dementia. This has led to a number of publications and presentations in the areas of dementia and delirium.
Jenny FoxJenny Fox (Dr) MSc (Medical Science), MB ChB, MRCP, BSc (Geriatric Medicine) Dr Jenny Fox has been a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at SRFT since 2011. She is the current Clinical Lead for the department of Ageing and Complex Medicine. Dr Fox works in the Comprehensive Older Persons Evaluation (COPE) zone in the Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) and in the Emergency Department. Her main clinical interest is in the acute assessment and management of frail, older people. Dr Fox has a keen interest in Quality Improvement (QI) and has undertaken numerous projects, many of which have been presented at local, national and international conferences. Current QI work focusses on COPE zone development with a vision of delivering timely, reliable, high quality care to all frail, older people who present to SRFT. Dr Fox is an experienced educator. She is an Honorary Lecturer at Salford University and has roles in SRFT in both postgraduate and undergraduate medicine.
John StanilandJohn Staniland (Dr) MA, MB Chir, FRCP Dr John Staniland has worked in Geriatric Medicine since 1988.He has been a Consultant Physician since 1993 and has worked in Salford since 1998. He has sole clinical responsibility for a very busy ward of 25 acute beds dealing with all aspects of care for the Elderly- especially those with complex needs. He runs three out-patient clinics-dealing with most aspects of Elderly Care- two are General Clinics- one specifically deals with issues of Syncope and Epilepsy in the Elderly. His particular clinical interests relate to Cardiology Problems in the Elderly, Diabetes, Syncope and Epilepsy. He undertakes a weekly 3 hours in-reach session into the Emergency Assessment Unit. He has performed over 1000 Tilt Table Tests and has a weekly session to undertake this procedure in the Elderly. He has additional interests in End of Life Care- especially feeding and nutrition. He has an interest in Clinical Pharmacology and contributes to the Antibiotic Steering Group –and is particularly interested in Antibiotic Stewardship. He contributes to fortnightly Community MDT meetings- Eccles area. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles- mostly recently relating to investigation and treatment of syncope. He supervises 4 junior doctors in the clinical are- from FY1 doctors to registrars. He supervises 5th year medical students. He has supervised health care students at the University of Bolton and for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine. He is a member of the BMA- British Geriatrics Society- including previous participation in SIG for diabetes and cardiology.
 Khalill Peeroo (Dr) BSc, MB Chb (Edin) Dr Khalill Peeroo completed his training in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine in August 2014, and started his Consultant post at Salford Royal in September of the same year. He currently oversees the care of half of the acute inpatient beds on Ward L5, looking after older people admitted with a variety of medical illnesses. Around half of his time is also dedicated to providing medical advice on the Trauma Assessment Unit and the Spinal Unit at Salford Royal, especially for complex, older people with trauma or spinal injuries. He has a fortnightly general medical outpatient clinic and has recently assumed the position of Clinical Governance Lead for the Department of Ageing and Complex Medicine. His personal interests include heart failure and cardiovascular disease, peri-operative care of patients undergoing surgery, undergraduate medical education, and information technology. He is currently a Member of the British Society for Heart Failure.
Louise ButlerLouise Butler (Dr) Dr Louise Butler completed her training in Geriatric and General Internal medicine in August 2015 and joined the Ageing and Complex Medicine department in September 2015. She now works in the community looking after frail housebound older people and care home residents with complex needs. Her particular interest is in advanced care planning and end of life care for older adults. She works closely with Salford Care Homes practice and also with their end of life care facilitators to improve palliative care in the community and in care homes. Dr Butler also looks after patients in the community undergoing intermediate care at Heartly Green and she is a member of the Walden and Little Hulton MDG. In addition to her community duties, she also works with the multidisciplinary team in the Comprehensive Older Peoples Evaluation unit in the Emergency Assessment Unit; helping to deliver a comprehensive geriatric assessment to newly admitted older adults. Dr Butler has an interest in medical education and is in the process of completing a postgraduate certificate in medical education.
Neil PendletonNeil Pendleton (Dr) MB ChB, FRCP Neil Pendleton is a Reader in Geriatric Medicine and honorary consultant physician at University of Manchester. He works in both acute and rehabilitation services for the Elderly in Salford, UK. He is academic lead for Greater Manchester National Institute for Health Research Age and Ageing Clinical Research Network. He serves on the UK Royal College of Physicians National Hip Fracture Database advisory committee, the British Geriatrics Society Research and Academic Development Committee and is Associate Editor of Age and Ageing journal. He is principal investigator in the Manchester Age and Cognitive Performance Research studies and co-principal investigator in the MRC research programme grant on inequalities in later life frailty and wellbeing.
Sandy ThomsonSandy Thomson (Dr) BSc, MB ChB (Hons), MSc, FRCP Dr Sandy Thomson has been a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at Salford Royal Hospital since 2007. He shares responsibility for the management of 24 acute beds for older adults with complex needs with Dr Emily Feilding on ward L5. He also runs the service for older adults with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. This has links to colleagues in the neurology department and Emergency Assessment Unit, and Dr Thomson works with Parkinson’s disease nurse specialists in both in-patient and weekly out-patient settings. Dr Thomson has additional interests including medical education, delirium and adult protection, and has published in these areas. He is currently Education Lead for Higher Specialist Training in Geriatric Medicine in the North-West of England and is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians. The MSc in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Salford is led Dr Thomson and Dr Feilding, with several other members of the department contributing to the faculty.
Ziad AlioZiad Alio (Dr) MB BCh, MRCP (UK) Dr Ziad Alio has been a Consultant Physician and Orthogeriatrician at Salford Royal Hospital since 2013. He shares responsibility with Dr Kate Wardle for the management of older patients on the acute orthopaedic trauma unit which has 32 beds. He works closely with the orthopaedic and anaesthetic teams to optimise older patients prior to surgery, and leads the multidisciplinary rehabilitation process following surgery to facilitate patients’ recovery and discharge. Dr Alio and Dr Wardle are also in the process of setting up an outpatient service for preoperative optimisation of older patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery. Dr Alio works in close partnership with consultant colleagues in intermediate care and in the community, to facilitate patients’ transition to rehab following their acute hospital stay. Dr Alio is involved in a number of quality improvement projects that aim to improve the care of older patients undergoing surgery with particular focus on patients with hip fractures. Dr Alio has additional interests including postoperative cognitive dysfunction and delirium. He currently is the organiser and chair of the department’s weekly CPD meeting.
Alejandro Gomez-Quintanilla Alejandro Gomez-Quintanilla (Dr)Consultant
Andrew PattisonAndrew Pattison (Dr)Consultant
Rachel PyburnRachel Pyburn (Dr)Consultant