Dr Jacqueline Payne

Dr Jacqueline Payne

General Practitioner, Medical Author


Jacqueline was a GP in Kendal, Cumbria for 25 years, where she trained young GPs for the RCGP and was an Instructing Doctor for the FSRH.

She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Prescribing Science from the University of Liverpool and was Prescribing lead for the South Lakes area for many years and has worked with the National Prescribing Centre. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Gynaecology from the University of Bradford and was the FSRH Training Programme Director for South Cumbria until 2015.

She was elected Fellow of the RCGP in 2012. Her main clinical interests are women’s health and prescribing. However as a keen cyclist she also takes a personal interest in Sports Medicine.

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