Doubleday Ambassadors Conversation Series: Session 4

by | Jun 17, 2024 | Professional perspectives | 0 comments

For the academic year 2023-2024, Professor Dame Robina Shah, Director of the Doubleday Centre is hosting a short series of online conversations featuring four of its distinguished Doubleday National Ambassadors – all of whom are leading experts in the fields of health, social care, medicine, and law.

The series will be supported by the Doubleday Student Society and open to all undergraduate medical students and staff supporting the MB ChB programme.

The final session in our conversation series for this academic year featured Professor Dame Clare Gerada. Professor Dame Gerada first trained in psychiatry and has a distinguished career as a GP, working in her South London practice for over 34 years.

In addition to her clinical practice, she has held the positions of both the Chair and President of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is only the second woman in history to hold both positions. She specialises in mental health and addiction services and is a driving force for improving wellbeing support for NHS staff.

She founded and, until 2021, led NHS Practitioner Health, a free addiction and mental health primary care service for healthcare professionals. In her talk ‘Why Doctors are so miserable’, she discusses the different challenges Doctors face and the importance of wellbeing for healthcare professionals.

The conversation took place on Wednesday 12 June 2024. You can watch a recording of it below or on YouTube.