Dr Lucas moved to the North East after graduating from Glasgow in 1999 to pursue a career in paediatric medicine. After gaining further qualifications in paediatric medicine, Dr Lucas trained and qualified as a GP in 2005. Dr Lucas is now a GP trainer and partner at Deerness Park Practice and she has been working as a Sunderland GP for 14 years. She has been an executive GP for the CCG for the past 5 years, and leads clinically on urgent and intermediate care for Sunderland. She is involved in the All Together Better Alliance as the senior responsible clinician for urgent care (programme four) and is the GP lead for the East locality.