Clare Gerada MBE

Chair of the Royal College of GPs

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Professional Field
Medicine, Health
Place of Birth
University College, London

Clare Gerada was elected to lead the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011, and now represents over 40,000 doctors. She is the first female Chair in fifty years. She trained in psychiatry and maintains an interest in the treatment of patients with addiction problems.

I hope that I am leading with the fundamentals of high-quality general practice – kindness, listening, caring and, as the current climate demands, adaptability to change.
Health Service Journal

Her career as a GP began in 1991 at the Hurley Clinic, Lambeth. She has been concerned with improving the support available to drug-users from their GPs and in 2000 she was awarded an MBE in 2000 for services to medicine and the wellbeing of drug-users. She has served as Director of Primary Care for the National Clinical Governance Team and Senior Medical Advisor to the Department of Health.


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