Dr Macleod qualified in medicine from the Royal London Hospital in 1995. Her initial training was in adult medicine and elderly care in North London. She went on to train as a GP in London, also doing jobs in paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology, before moving to North Essex where she has been working in a semi-rural practice for over 16 years. She regularly teaches Cambridge University medical students. She enjoys the variety, continuity and challenges working as a GP brings and is experienced in all aspects of general practice, but her particular interests lie in adult general medicine and elderly care.