Jobs in Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME)

Jobs in Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME)

DME provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to older people, particularly the frail elderly and those with multiple medical problems.

We typically see inpatients who require urgent hospital care, and may have an associated syndrome of frailty such as recurrent falls, needing support and care to do daily activities, and may have chronic confusion such as delirium or dementia. 

Why join us in DME?

Several teams in our department have been highlighted nationally as examples of innovative best practice.

We offer specialist frailty and elderly assessments through our Frail Elderly Assessment Team (FEAT+) > to support patients on attendance to the Emergency Department and assessment areas. We also operate surgical and orthopaedic services to support other specialities managing inpatients with multi-morbidity and frailty.

We have a variety of outpatient services, which include multidisciplinary clinics such as the Comprehensive Assessment Service for Older People (CASOP), which provide patients with support from consultants and therapists, to help with preventing falls and other medical problems.

We provide speciality clinics, including one for Parkinson's Disease - as a Trust we are an accredited Centre of Excellence; one of only two centres across the UK.

Wards and consultants

Royal Derby Hospital

At Royal Derby Hospital there are 14 consultants and four DME inpatient wards.

  • Ward 311
  • Ward 401
  • Ward 405
  • Ward 406

Queen's Hospital Burton

At Queen’s Hospital Burton, we have four consultants and two DME inpatient wards.

Staff on these wards have specialist skills to treat patients with diseases such as dementia and Parkinson's. They also have highly developed skills in falls awareness and the treatment of respiratory conditions.


View our elderly care medicine consultants >

Services at our hospitals


  • Specialist falls clinic and falls prevention education
  • Syncope (blackout) and dizziness clinics
  • Multidisciplinary Parkinson's clinic
  • One-to-one physiotherapy sessions
  • OTAGO group sessions
  • Tai Chi group sessions
  • Home visits for environmental safety
  • Provision of adapted equipment

Latest news from DME

The team on Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital's Andrew Ward being presented with their Monthly Making a Difference Award.
Andrew Ward team recognised for improving patient safety by reducing number of patient falls

The team at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital's Andrew Ward has been praised for implementing learning following a patient fall to help drastically reduce the frequency of incidents and improving...

Parkinsons rapid response team
Pioneering rapid response therapy service introduced for patients with Parkinson's Disease

A brand-new rapid response therapy service, which aims to reduce the length of stay in hospital and improve patient experience for people living with Parkinson's disease, is now in place at UHDB....