Myths in health care and perhaps the greatest myth – the NHS can’t prevent death

On **THURSDAY** 23 February 2017

Prof. Clare Gerada will talk about unchallenged mantras such as ‘catching a disease early improves outcome’ and discuss issues such as screening, coming early to a health professional ‘just in case’, statins and other issues. She will weave in how general practice – not specialist care – improves the health of the nation and why it is important to have more GPs.


Professor Clare Gerada is not only well-known in Lambeth, where she has practised as a GP at the Hurley Clinic since 1992, but is also very active in the wider field of GP and NHS practice. She was Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners 2010-13 and is currently Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme.

6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library.

Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.

No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.

*NB:  As previously alerted, this talk will be on Thursday 23 February – NOT our usual 3rd Monday.