Margaret Roberts is the 2015 recipient of the British Geriatrics Society’s Marjory Warren Lifetime Achievement Award.
In this blog Ed Gillett, Communications Manager at the BGS, meets Margaret to discuss her career, the Society and her views on geriatric medicine.
Margaret Roberts’ career spans over 40 years as a doctor in the NHS: from 1980 until her retirement in 2014, she worked as as a Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine, latterly with a special interest in Stroke Medicine, based at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow. She’s also been an active contributor to the British Geriatrics Society at local and national levels throughout her career.
In the citation for her award nomination, submitted by BGS Scotland, Margaret’s energy, skills and enthusiasm are described as “essential to the medical advisory structure, NHS medical management, clinical effectiveness and governance, to medical education and to many professional bodies”.