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Former BMA GP chair to sit on ICB

Former BMA GP chair to sit on ICB
By Jess Hacker
6 December 2022

Dr Richard Vautrey, former chair of the BMA GP committee, has been appointed to sit on the West Yorkshire ICB as its primary care representative.

A GP partner and PCN director in Leeds, Dr Vautrey will advocate for all aspects of primary care on the board as its only primary care partner.

It comes after he announced his resignation as the chair of the BMA GP committee after four years at the start of November.

He said at the time he wanted a new chair and team to oversee negotiations for a new GP contract as general practice approaches the fourth year of its five-year agreement.

On his new ICB appointment, Dr Vautrey said: ‘Being appointed as a member of the ICB Board is an honour and privilege. To be able to continue my work in a forward-thinking partnership as a board member which represents the work of my peers is a role I take very seriously, particularly at this time when NHS and care services are under so much pressure and the need for care so great.

‘Throughout my career I have been fortunate to work alongside some of the best clinicians in the country who are committed to improving patient care and population health outcomes.’

Dr Vautrey has been an officer for Leeds Local Medical Committee since 1999 and has represented GPs in Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield on the BMA GP committee since 2001.

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