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Dr Gerada has been providing inspirational leadership to the medical profession, particularly in her opposition to the Health and social care bill 2011.
Dr Clare Gerada is a London-based GP and Chair of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners, as such she is also the lead-spokesperson for the RCGP on various policy issues.
Dr Clare Gerada has held a number of local and national leadership positions, including Director of Primary Care for the National Clinical Governance Team and Senior Medical Advisor to the Department of Health. She is Medical Director of the PHP Programme and has published a number of academic papers, articles, books and chapters.
Dr Gerada has been a GP since 1992, when she became a partner for the Hurley Clinic in South London. The practice started life in 1969 – and remains on its current site – on the ground floor of a 19-storey housing estate in Lambeth.
Dr Gerada has a long involvement with the RCGP; she was previously Vice Chair of College Council and immediate past Chair of the Ethics Committee. She established the RCGP’s groundbreaking Substance Misuse Unit and also led on the strategic and logistical delivery of the RCGP Annual National Conference.
Prior to general practice, she worked in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in South London, specialising in substance misuse. She has been awarded an MBE for services to medicine and substance misuse. - RCGP web site, 2012 (1 Feb).