Clare GeradaMBE, FRCP, FRCGP, MRCPsych
Clare studied medicine at University College London, qualifying in 1982. She trained in medicine, then psychiatry and then followed her father’s foot steps and became a general practitioner in South London, where she has stayed ever since. The practice started life in 1969 – and remains on its current site – on the ground floor of a 19-storey housing estate in Lambeth. The practice has now expanded becoming one the largest GP group practices in London.
Her training in psychiatry led her to a life-long interest in managing drug users – and she in fact represented the Department of Health (England) advising the Maltese Government on their drug policy.