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2021-2022: Dr Alastair McCance

The President for Derby Medical Society for the 2021-22 Session is Dr Alastair McCance, Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Derby Hospital.

2019-21: Dr Sarah Milner

Dr Sarah Milner has been a GP in the Derbyshire area for the past 20 years, having trained at Nottingham University Medical School and the Chesterfield GP training scheme.

She was a partner at Ripley Medical Centre up until the merger with Derbyshire Community Health Services in 2016, after which she became a salaried GP with the service, and has special areas of interest with women’s health, diabetes and clinical IT.

In addition to her GP roles, Sarah has previously been a Family Planning doctor and founder member, treasurer and conference co-ordinator of the SystmOne National User Group. Currently she is a Training Programme Director on the Derby GP Training Scheme, as well as training GP Registrars and Medical students at the practice.

Sarah’s Presidential Address entitled “Jack of All Trades and Master of Some” described how she has developed many skills in both her personal and professional lives, whilst having enjoyed opportunities to ‘master’ a number of areas of interest both clinically and non-clinically. She emphasised the importance of compassion in healthcare, and encouraged the audience to ensure they maintain self-respect. She was enthusiastic about General Practice with its flexibility and opportunities, as well as intellectual challenge and the longitudinal doctor-patient relationship.

She has arranged a varied and interesting programme in line with her mantra of “CPD with a difference”, as she is keen to ensure that the Society is able to appeal to all healthcare professionals.

She is married to Stephen and has 2 grown up children both of whom have run a mile from medicine, the only dependents now are 2 miniature Shetlands who help to mow the lawn and generally look cute. Her personal interests include DIY, gardening, hiking and music.

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