Dr Patricia Cantley

National Council Chair: Scotland

Dr Patricia Cantley has been a Consultant in Medicine of the Elderly since 1997, currently working with Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership, just south of Edinburgh.

Since 2014, her principle role has been to develop and work in the Hospital at Home Team in Midlothian.  Dr Cantley also works in the rehabilitation ward of the Community Hospital there and is part of the Frailty team in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh undertaking regular ward rounds in the Acute Medical Admissions Unit.  She was previously Clinical Director for Medicine of the Elderly services in Lothian.

From a medical perspective, particular interests include the developing Hospital at Home services around the country and also the provision of end of life care in non specialised settings.  She serves on the Board of Governors at the nearby St Columba’s Hospice.

Outside medicine, Dr Cantley enjoys a variety of sports, travel, theatre and concerts alongside family life, also playing the flute in the local community concert band.  She is a passionate enthusiast for social media, and can be found on Twitter as Trisha_the_doc, sharing pictures of cats and home baking as well as articles of interest on medicine, public health and social inequalities.