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Dr Ruth Law

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Dr Ruth Law is a consultant physician in integrated geriatric medicine and general internal medicine at Whittington Health NHS Trust in London where she is clinical lead.

Within her department she has set up the nationally renowned Integrated Community Ageing Team (ICAT) which delivers comprehensive geriatric assessment to care home residents and housebound older people. She has presented widely on this topic and contributed to NHS England stakeholder work around care homes.

Her work resulted in her being awarded the British Geriatrics Society ‘Rising star award’ for quality in 2018. She is currently deputy honorary secretary of the British Geriatrics Society.

She was selected to join the first cohort of the RCP’s Emerging Women Leaders Programme and elected to RCP Council in 2019. She also contributes widely to postgraduate education; she has been a question writer for the specialty certificate examination (SCE) in geriatric medicine since 2017. She is also a PACES examiner and was a training programme director within her trust.

She is passionate about integrated multidisciplinary working and interdisciplinary learning to deliver person-centred care for frail older people.