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Dr. Greenwood became a general practitioner (GP) in London and Oxford from 1962 to 1974, and moved to Edinburgh in 1976. She was appointed a fellow in community psychiatry (at senior registrar grade) based in Craigmillar in 1979.
Dr. Greenwood volunteered to be the medical consultant legally required to be present at needle exchanges in Leith Hospital outpatient department at the height of the HIV crisis in Edinburgh in the 1980s.
Although needle exchange allowed HIV to decrease, Greenwood began to realise that exchanges were not enough to limit the spread of the virus. As a result, she was appointed as a Drug Consultant in 1988, founding the Local AIDS Group with a group of Muirhouse-based GPs in the same year.
Dr Greenwood was also on the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs in 1993. She retired in 1997.
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