We are passionate about looking after older adults and believe it is important for all healthcare professionals to have the skills to look after older adults wherever they may present to the healthcare system.

The MDTea project was set up by Dr Iain Wilkinson and Dr Jo Preston and is funded by Health Education England (KSS). They are supported by a truly multi-professional faculty – drawn from within Kent, Surrey and Sussex.


The MDTea as a project started with an interest in podcasts and the power of story telling for learning and has grown into a suite of resources for those health and social care professionals that are lucky enough to work with older people. We have made 8 series of the MDTea podcast and are currently making the 9th. Episodes are based on a single topic and aim to provide an overview for a professional audience.

Future Developments

  • We are developing a number of mini-series with 5 episodes dedicated to a single topic and aimed at slightly different audiences.
  • We are looking to evaluate the use of podcasts as a supplementary learning too for health and social care staff

Iain Wilkinson is a Consultant Geriatrician with a special interest in Orthogeriatrics and movement disorders at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. He is a fellow of the higher education academy and has a longstanding interest in medical education and educational research.

Jo Preston Consultant Geriatrician at St George’s Hospitals Healthcare NHS Trust. She is interested in the role of education as a fundamental driver for service improvement.