Dr Edward Richfield
|Primary Designation||Consultant Geriatrician|
|Telephone Number||(0113) 2064133|
|Special Interests||Dr Richfield is a consultant in Elderly medicine, sub-specialising in Parkinson�s disease. He recently completed a PhD exploring the palliative and supportive care needs of people with Parkinson�s and their carers, titled �Palliative care for Parkinson�s disease: developing a needs assessment tool�.
This academic interest is incorporated in to clinical practice in a twice monthly clinic, targeting the holistic needs of people with Parkinson�s including, but not limited to, issues in advanced disease and Advance Care Planning, with evolving links to the specialist palliative care teams across the city. This clinic also aims to proactively target other common issues affecting people with Parkinson�s, such as bladder dysfunction, hallucinations and impaired cognition, while assessing and reducing the risks posed by falls and fractures.
Dr Richfield has been a member of two international working groups exploring palliative care in Parkinson�s disease and is a faculty member of the Parkinson�s Academy, taking an active part in the training of clinicians (Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and other allied professionals) who wish to specialise in Parkinson�s disease, particularly focusing on the delivery of supportive and palliative care.