Dr Gavin McColl
Primary qualifications: BSc, MBChB, MRCGP, FHEA, PGC-ClinEd
After completing his pre-clinical studies at St Andrews University, Gavin qualified from the University of Manchester in 2007. He returned to his home town of Glasgow to complete his foundation and specialist training, qualifying as a GP in 2013. Gavin is a Clinical Director of South Southwark Primary Care Network. He was involved in planning the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South East London and became the Clinical Director of the COVID-19 community clinic in Southwark where he developed an innovative system for patients to be assessed safely. Gavin is a trustee of 'DiD' a charity that supports healthcare workers and prevents suicide within the profession. He helped establish the 'Primary Care Gambling Service', an integrated counselling service for problem gamblers that also helps to improve recognition and competence in primary care of this emerging public health issue. He is the Clinical Lead for Newcross Health Centre and Sternhall Lane Surgery and is passionate about transforming the patient journey through health services in order to better address the complexity now seen in modern primary care. In 2010 he established the charity 'On Call Africa' with three colleagues and has developed a replicable model that addresses remote health care delivery in Zambia which works to strengthen and augment, rather than replace, the capacity of the existing health services.
Outside work Gavin enjoys outdoor pursuits and sports including cycling, hill climbing, kayaking, tennis and football. He plays acoustic guitar to help him relax.