New member elected to GPC negotiating team
Essex LMC chief executive Dr Brian Balmer has been elected to the GPC contract negotiating team, taking over from long-term incumbent Dr Peter Holden.
The elections held today reinstated Dr Beth McCarron-Nash, a GP in Cornwall, and deputy chair Dr Richard Vautrey, a GP in Leeds, who will both serve two-year terms alongside Dr Balmer.
Dr Holden, a GP in Matlock Derbyshire and medical aircrew with the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, has held his place on the GPC negotiating team for more than 15 years, and is the last remaining member of the team that secured the 2004 GMS contract.
Dr Holden was one of the first on the scene when one of the 7/7 bombs destroyed a bus outside BMA House on Tavistock Square in 2005.