Dr Jane Catley
Dr Jane Catley has 18 years medical experience and 7 years as a GP partner before moving with her family to Melbourne Australia in 2018. Dr Catley obtained her qualification as a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner and has recognised the importance of taking control for our own health and wellbeing and not always turning to medication for our health needs.
Lifestyle medicine is an evidence based practice that has optimisation in nutrition, physical activity, self care, sleep, avoidance of harmful substance and connecting with other individuals and the community at its core. It uses evidenced base changes in these area to prevent, reverse and even cure chronic disease wither as an adjunct or independently to medication.
Our Health Education and Lifestyle Medicine workshops aim to bring this knowledge to a wider audience than day to day General Practice with the aim of providing the community with clear tangible modifications that can be built on in a progressive and sustainable manner.
Dr Catley graduated from Aberdeen Medical school in 2001. and went on to work in a variety of specialtities in Scotland and Australia including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Accident and Emergency. Dr Catley settled on General practice in 2006 achieving her MRCGP with merit. She continued her education with a Diplomas in Family Planning and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has 7 years GP partnership experience that enhanced her business knowledge.
After a difficult year with General Practice work force retention stress and sciatica causing 9 months of Chronic pain Dr Catley developed an interest in the power of Lifestyle medicine and began to study and trial lifestyle changes for herself.
An opportunity arose in 2018 and the family decided to move to Melbourne, Australia for 3 years. In Australia Dr Catley continued to work as a GP while she studied and pursued a qualification as a practitioner of Lifestyle Medicine ( IBLM).
Lifestyle medicine works to reverse or halt chronic disease through Nutrition, Exercise, Stress Management, Sleep management and the avoidance of harmful substances.
Dr Catley continues to work as a General Practitioner but with her recent return to the UK and the impact of the COVID pandemic being so prominent she is frustrated at the lack of access to prevention information and wants us all to take control of our own health and maximise our mental and physical wellbeing. With experience in both the NHS and Australian health care systems Dr Catley is keen to bring her knowledge to a wider audience while still working in the NHS as a General practictioner. Currently undertaking a further qualification in children's medicine and becoming registered with the British menopause society regular study to be up to date on the latest evidence and implementing best clincial practice remains at the core of everything we do.