Dr. Louise Irvine

I was born and grew up in Scotland, studied medicine in Aberdeen and worked in hospitals and general practice in Scotland before moving to London. I spent two years working as a primary health care doctor in Nicaragua in Central America. I've been a GP in Lewisham, London, for over 20 years where I am also a GP educator. I have an MSc in General Practice from Kings College, University of London. I'm Chair of the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign which I helped to found and which was successful in saving our local hospital. As part of that campaign we took the government to court for judicial review of their decision to close our hospital and won. I am joint Chair of Health Campaigns Together which is an umbrella organisation for many local and national NHS campaign groups and unions. I am a member of Council of the British Medical Association and Secretary of Doctors in Unite. I helped to organise the hugely successful 200,000 strong demonstration in London on 4 March 2017 to defend the NHS. I stood for the National Health Action Party against Jeremy Hunt in SW Surrey in general elections in 2015 and 2017, and in 2017 came second there with 20% of the vote.