Medical politics: how GPs can make the NHS better
Dr Mary Church answers the Pulse careers questionnaire
What/who made you decide to go into general practice?
I thought it would be a more flexible option. I married a cardiologist and needed to follow him around the country as he scaled the hospital career ladder. Easier to do as a GP, so I sacrificed my original choice of anaesthetics.
What would you have done if you hadn't been a doctor?
Who's your career role model/guru?
Debbie Harry of Blondie.
What's your career high-point so far?
And the low-point?
Maybe it's yet to come!
Anything interesting on your surgery/office wall?
What leisure interests do you/would you list on your Who's Who entry?
Listening to and making music, except modern jazz, skiing,occasional marathon running and rugby watching (mostly my 11-year-old hero) but not all at the same time.
What's your fantasy career move?
As I said before, a singer in a band, sadly an unlikely-to-be-fulfilled fantasy!
Mary Church is a GP in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, and joint GPC chair, Scotland