Older People’s Medicine (OPM)

If you’re a compassionate, caring medical professional keen to get to know and care for the older members of our community, OPM is the ideal place for you…

Why join us in OPM?

Be part of the UK’s first Older People’s Emergency DepartmentNNUH was the first in the country to open its dynamic OPED to care for the developing needs of Norfolk’s ageing population.


Join one of the Largest Units at the Trust

Enjoy a varied and rewarding role in our busy unit, with up to 180 inpatients under care of the OPM team at any time

A Multi-disciplinary Approach

You’ll form part of a team that includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and more in caring for the elderly

Make Real Connections

Our staff are incredibly proud of the relationships they forge with patients and fellow staff members on this tight-knit unit

About our Unit

Our Older People’s Medicine (OPM) and stroke services are carried out through a multi-disciplinary team approach that strives to ensure that patients are cared for holistically. Alongside our inpatient wards, we also run the UK’s first Older People’s Emergency Department.

The department is one of the largest in the Trust in terms of patient numbers, with around 180 inpatients under the OPM team’s care at any one time. OPM also have input to the care of patients in community hospitals and within other departments at the Trust.

The OPM team consistently works towards improvements to services. This means that we take an active role in schemes such as the National Service Frameworks, Essence of Care, implementation of Royal College of Physician guidelines, the UEA School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, and the Clinical Governance programme.
Brundall Ward

Brundall Ward is a 38 bed ward specialising in the medical care of hip fractures. We also care for Older Person’s medicine in-patients with a complex variety of co-morbidities. We have a dedicated nursing/MDT team including specialist physiotherapists and a specialist nurse for neck of femur fractures who educates patients post-op.

Our three consultants have further interests in OPED, surgical liaison and Parkinson’s disease and we receive daily input from the Orthopaedic team. We are active in research with various trials taking place on the ward. Recently we have been nominated for NNUH’s Ward of the Year

Latest Older People’s Medicine Vacancies

Who we work with

We work with colleagues in Emergency Care when needed, and are also involved with the Early Integrated Discharge Team (EIT). In addition, we offer a range of outpatient services, such as the Rapid Access Clinic (for patients with multi-pathologies), the TIA Clinic (in collaboration with Neurology) and the DATE Clinic.

Our Teams

Our multi-disciplinary teams include doctors, acute and community nursing teams, physiotherapists and social services, providing care when needed.

We'd love you to join us!

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of the largest employers in Norfolk, our staff work together to provide care for our local population.

We have a huge variety of roles, with opportunity for development and career progression.

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