Dr Clare Gerada was the first female Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP in 50 years. She studied medicine at University College London, trained in Psychiatry and is now a GP in South London. Her main interests are mental health and substance misuse and she represented the Department of Health (England) advising the Maltese Government on their drug policy. Over the years, Dr Gerada has held a range 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 a Fellow of the RCGP and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008 and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in July 2013. Dr Gerada was awarded an MBE in the Millennium Birthday Honours for services to medicine and substance misuse.
Our second speaker, Dr Isabel Hodkinson, has a clinical lead role within the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) around primary care redesign. She will be coming to talk to us about the primary care design within Tower Hamlets and how public health influences general practice as well as its role in the CCG.
Refreshments will be provided as usual and certificates of attendance will be given to members (Subs £2). Entry for members is free and £1 at the door for others.
Date: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Place: Milton LT, Garrod building
This is definitely an evening not to be missed! Click ‘going’ on our event page https://www.facebook.com/events/190031528030432/ to stay up to date.
2. GP audit scheme
Thank you very much to those who attended BL GP Society’s audit event last Thursday. Dr Sahemey gave a very useful talk on what audits are and how beneficial they are as an addition to your portfolio. By doing an audit you will have the opportunity to present them at meetings, include them in your CV and also gain very useful skills you would not normally gain through your medical degree.
Following on from the talk, information on the audit projects available will be released on WEDNESDAY 24th of FEBRUARY along with a form to let us know of your top 3 preferences. If you would like to do the audit with a friend you can specify this on the form too. As mentioned before, priority will be given to GP Soc members who attended the talk last Thursday so please do pay the subs if you haven’t already. The form will be sent to you via email so look out for it! The deadline to fill it in is FRIDAY the 4th of MARCH.
If you missed the talk, don’t worry; fill in the form (which will also be released on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BLGPsoc/), pay subs and we will do our best to find you an audit project once the others have been allocated one.
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