About this event

  • Date and time Tue 5 May 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 10 'The mental health of NHS staff: how is it, and can it be improved?' on Zoom here.

Dr Clare Gerada, GP and Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme, joins us to discuss how the current pandemic is likely to impact doctors and other health professionals with guest interviewer, award-winning author and former doctor, Adam Kay.

They will explore the emotional and psychological impact of the crisis on the mental health of doctors, how to build resilience, and the extraordinary response of the NHS to the crisis.

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This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be used in the future on various internet channels. All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Key speakers

Professor Clare Gerada

Dr Clare Gerada

GP and Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme

Speaker's biography

Dr Clare Gerada is a London-based GP and Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme, a programme that provides confidential services to doctors and dentists with mental health or addiction problems.


Clare was Chair of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners between 2010 and 2013 - the college’s first female Chair for 50 years. Clare has also held positions including Director of Primary Care for the National Clinical Governance Team and Senior Medical Advisor to the Department of Health.​​​​​​​

Adam Kay

Adam Kay

British comedy writer, author, comedian and former doctor.

Speaker's biography
Adam Kay is a comedian, author and former doctor. In 2017, Adam published his first book, This is Going to Hurt, based on diary entries from his time as a junior doctor. The book went on to sell over a million copies in the UK, spending a record-breaking nine months on The Sunday Times bestseller list. The success of the book saw Adam sell out at the Edinburgh Festival six years in a row, and his 2018/19 nationwide tour was seen by over 100,000 people.

Adam also wrote and co-created BBC Three sitcom Crims, and has writing credits for Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems and Mrs Brown’s Boys.



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