Clare has been a GP since 1992 and is a registered Medical Practitioner with an understanding of and experience in the provision of general practice, mental health and addiction services. She is currently Medical Director for the Practitioner Health Programme (PHP), a service which provides help to sick doctors and dentists. She has held a number of national roles, including, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Health Drugs and Alcohol; Director of RCGP Substance Misuse Use Unit & was Chair of RCGP National Expert Group on Substance Misuse. In both of these roles, Dr Gerada provided national leadership in substance misuse, developing the RCGP Certificate in Substance Misuse and supporting the creation of shared care working across England. She was named one of Britain’s top 100 most influential women by BBC Radio Four’s Women’s Hour.