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BMA’s new GP committee leader revealed


19 July 2013

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A new leader of the British Medical Association’s General Practitioner Committee has been announced – Dr Chaand Nagpaul. 
Dr Nagpaul, a GP in north London has replaced Dr Laurence Buckman as the chair of the BMA’s GP committee. 
He said he is “delighted” to have been elected to lead the nation’s GPs but that general practice is facing a number of “tough challenges”. 

A new leader of the British Medical Association’s General Practitioner Committee has been announced – Dr Chaand Nagpaul. 
Dr Nagpaul, a GP in north London has replaced Dr Laurence Buckman as the chair of the BMA’s GP committee. 
He said he is “delighted” to have been elected to lead the nation’s GPs but that general practice is facing a number of “tough challenges”. 
Dr Nagpaul added: “Primary care has a long track record of innovation that I believe has the potential to tackle the problems we face and help deliver real improvements to patient care despite the tough economic and political climate.
“I am looking forward to meeting with ministers as I do believe we need a positive, constructive and fresh approach with government so that we can work together to guide the NHS through these difficult times.”
Three GP negotiators were also elected at the meeting; Dr Peter Holden, Dr Beth McCarron-Nash and Dr Richard Vautrey.
They will work with the Chair and Dr Dean Marshall who was elected as a negotiator last year, to take forward the GP committee’s agenda in the next year.

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