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- Clare Gerada
- Job Title
- former Chair of the Council of the Royal College of GPs, NHS
Clare Gerada was elected to lead the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011, and represented over 40,000 doctors. She was the first female Chair in fifty years. She trained in psychiatry and maintains an interest in the treatment of patients with addiction problems.
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.