“You do very much better if you forget it [being a woman in medicine], and just get on with the job"

In this extract from a 1994 oral history interview with Sir Christopher Booth, Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick discusses her upbringing, her decision to study medicine, and her ultimate election as president of the Royal College of Physicians. She also recalls meetings with Kenneth Clarke and Margaret Thatcher over the introduction of the Internal Market System in Medicine. Towards the end of the video Turner-Warwick also raises the issue of specialists and generalists within medicine, and how the RCP places itself in this debate.