Dr Duncan Forsyth



GMC number: 2444161

Practicing since: 1978


Geriatric Medicine

Consultation times

  • Bi Weekly Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00
  • Bi Weekly Friday 15:00 - 18:00
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Dr Forsyth joined Addenbrooke’s as Consultant Geriatrician in 1990 and was Clinical Director of Medicine for the Elderly from 1996–2002. His interests include: Parkinson’s disease, delirium, improving dementia care in the acute hospital, and end of life care.

He is a mentor on the National Parkinson's Academy and runs a nationally respected Parkinson's service in Cambridge.
In 2010 he set up a specialist delirium ward and was nominated Addenbrooke’s delirium lead. In 2011, the delirium ward team were finalists in the Nursing Times Awards and won the Trust Division of Medicine Excellence Award.

He currently chairs the steering group for the national audit of Intermediate Care.

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Related experience


Dr Forsyth has co-written e-learning modules on delirium and dementia, contributed chapters to books on Parkinson’s disease in the elderly,  pain in older people, Chan’s Practical Geriatrics, the Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, the Oxford Desk Reference for Geriatric Medicine, and to a CD-Rom training program on dementia and depression. He is editor of CME Journal Geriatric Medicine. He also has educational links with Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Sri Lanka.


  • British Medical Association
  • British Geriatric Society
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • Secondary Care Advisor, West Essex CCG
  • Delirium Lead Geriatric Consultant, Addenbrookes Hospital

Insurers Dr Duncan Forsyth works with

Dr Duncan Forsyth works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • WPA


Dr Duncan Forsyth does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Duncan Forsyth does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Duncan Forsyth does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.