Professional Profile

Dr Shane Roche, MB, BCH, BAO, FRCP qualified in Dublin in 1980.  He moved to London in 1985 and trained at Charing Cross, Central Middlesex and St Mary’s Hospitals.  He was appointed as a Consultant in 1992 at St Mary’s Hospital which is now part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  He works both at St Mary’s and the Hammersmith Hospitals.  He also runs a Community Rehabilitation unit for older people.  He has many clinical interests and is responsible for patients with very complex needs.  He is very aware of the need to communicate quickly with GPs and other health care professionals as part of the patient pathway to successful treatment.
Dr Roche lectures on many conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Dementia and Delirium, Hypertension, Heart failure and Stroke.

Clinical interests include:

  • All aspects of Geriatric and General Medicine
  • Stroke
  • Funny turns and dizzy spells
  • Falls, frailty and rehabilitation
  • Complex older patients
  • Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders
  • Neurology in the older person
  • Complex diagnostic problems
  • Pre and post operative assessments
  • Dementia and memory impairment
  • Assessment of capacity
  • Delirium
  • Depression in the older person
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • Domiciliary visits

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of the BMA
  • Member of the British Geriatrics Society
  • Member of the Movement Disorder Society
  • Specialist Register for General and Geriatric Medicine


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