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Dame Clare Gerada

Dame Clare Gerada

Patron of Doctors in Distress, President of RCGP, Doctors in Distress
Dame Clare Gerada is a GP who works in London. She established the Practitioner Health Programme to support doctors and dentists with mental health and associated issues. She is the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is the past Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, only the second woman to hold this position in 50 years. She is now a member of the BMA Council and has recently been appointed co-chair, with Sir Chris Ham, of the NHS assembly. When Amandip Sidhu founded Doctors in Distress Clare supported and guided the charity, she Chaired the Board of Trustees from 2019 to June 2023. On 1st July 2023 Clare moved up to the role of Patron.