Dr Tarun Solanki is a highly-experienced consultant physician in general and geriatric medicine based at the Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital.He specialises in all aspects of geriatric care, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, perioperative care of the elderly, Parkinson’s disease, falls and funny turns and stroke.
After graduating from the University of Wales, Cardiff he specialised in geriatrics and completed a master's degree in gerontology at King’s College London. In 2002, he was nominated a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London. He is currently the Chair of the England Council of the British Geriatrics Society.
Dr Solanki has a research interest in vitamin D and bone disease and as a geriatrician, he has a vast amount of experience in managing complex patients with multiple organ diseases. He set up and oversaw the osteoporosis service for the Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust and also developed an award-winning orthogeriatric service. He was also awarded the National Osteoporosis Foundation Gold Star for the Fracture Liaison Service he set up.
He is passionate about patient safety and quality of care and was the British Geriatrics Society Lead for Quality and Safety. He has a keen interest in education and training of doctors having been responsible for the education supervision of numerous specialist registrars in geriatrics, many of whom now practice as consultants. He is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.