Our consultants

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is developing an online consultant directory.

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Catherine Meilak
Meilak, Dr Catherine
Job title
Perioperative Care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) Consultant
Geriatric medicine, Perioperative medicine
Special interests
Shared decision making, preoperative optimisation, delirium and dementia
Education and career history
BSc: First class honours in the field of Biomolecular Science with basic medical Science. London. 2002 
MBBS: Distinction in Special Studies, Medical Studies and Clinical Sciences. London. 2005 
MRCP: 2008 
MSc: Gerontology (Distance Learning, University of Southampton, passed with distinction). 2014 
During her registrar training, Catherine became very interested in the field of perioperative medicine. She developed a perioperative service at Darent Valley Hospital along with a colleague and the support of the POPS service at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital in her final year of training. The service helped to improve length of stay and readmission rates in emergency general surgical patients and the results of this have been presented nationally. She initiated the POPS service at the Kent and Canterbury site in September 2019. The service currently serves emergency urology and both elective and emergency vascular admissions. The service sets out to improve the experience and outcomes for older and medically complex patients and provides education and support to the whole multidisciplinary team. 
Kent and Canterbury hospital