Area of expertise: geriatric and general internal medicine
Dan Furmedge trained at King’s College London Medical School and completed his postgraduate training at Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and King’s College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
His work at the trust includes caring for older inpatients on the Older Person’s Unit, seeing acute medical patients on the medical take, seeing acute older patients on the Acute Older Person’s (frailty) Unit and seeing patients for the innovative hospital @Home service. He also visits patients in residential care homes in Southwark and supports the Southwark Supported Discharge Team. He has a comprehensive geriatric assessment clinic. His clinical interests include acute care of older people, liaison geriatrics, dementia, palliative care and advance care planning, dementia and general geriatric and general medicine.
He also has a keen interest in medical education and completed a 3-year academic clinical fellowship in medical education at UCL Medical School. During this time he completed an MSc in Medical Education and published on peer teaching, quality assurance in revalidation and OSCEs. He is responsible for year 5 medical students and year 2 physician associate students within the Department of Ageing & Health.
- Acute care old older people and ‘frailty’
- General geriatric and general medicine
- Community geriatrics
- Palliative care, end of life care and advance care planning
- Liaison geriatrics
- Undergraduate medical education
- Postgraduate medical education
- Medical education
- Assessment in medicine
- Ethnicity and its role in education and training
- Portfolios, revalidation and reflective practice
- Qualitative research