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Three GPs placed on Sunday Times list of most influential Britons

Three GPs have gained places on the Sunday Times’ list of the 500 most influential Britons.

GPC chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul, former RCGP chair Professor Clare Gerada and NICE chair Professor David Haslam have all made a list of 20 representing the healthcare category.

Others in the group who are not GPs included health secretary Jeremy Hunt, who The Sunday Times said was ‘dedicated to profound transformation of the NHS’; NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, who led a major review of urgent care; Julie Bailey, the founder of Cure the NHS, who exposed the failings at Mid Staffordshire hospital; and Robert Francis QC, who led the influential inquiry into those failings.

Sir Mike Richards, the CQC’s chief inspector of hospitals, also made the list, although his general practice equivalent Professor Steve Field was overlooked.

Commenting on the nod, Dr Nagpaul said: ‘This accolade recognises the immense work of the GPC as a whole in representing GPs and the bedrock of care general practice provides to around one million patients in the NHS on a daily basis.

‘It also reflects the GPC’s central role in negotiating to deliver improvements in GPs’ ability to care for patients, such as reducing bureaucracy in general practice as achieved in recent contract negotiations, and giving GPs more time to provide personalised care for patients.’

All three GPs featured on the Sunday Times’ list were in the top 10 of Pulse’s 2013 Power 50 list of influential GPs, with Dr Nagpaul taking the top slot ahead of Dr Gerada at number eight and Professor Haslam at number 10.

Readers' comments (9)

  • Influential in what way?
    This looks like a Tory party list of those who assisted in successfully destroying general practice, and will be rewarded with a gong accordingly.
    Clare Gerada MBE.
    General Practice RIP.

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  • What a lot of boll**** !

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  • All you have to do is get name in print, be told your a good boy/girl, speak a lot of pseudo interllectual bull about caring and improving and supporting profession and public and sit back and watch your influence! Let's look back at previous influential GPs- can you feel their influence resonationating still?
    No, me neither.

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  • 'resonationating'
    Opps sorry- resonating, although resigntionating seems a good neologism.

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  • I don't understand what this means

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  • I got my MBE in 1999-2000 for services to medicine and drug misuse - at the age of 39 before I was any near close to RCGP
    PS MBE stands for My B....dy Effort

    Thanks

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  • I got my MBE in 1999-2000 for services to medicine and drug misuse - at the age of 39 before I was any near close to RCGP
    PS MBE stands for My B....dy Effort

    Thanks
    -Clare Gerada
    I was astonished to see the above response from Dr. Gerada. Great leaders have a very different response to criticism. Usually constructive and reflective.
    My B....dy Effort - I guess Dr.Gerada must have received the MBE while working in the NHS rather than in her private practise. In the NHS, we work in teams and the team also deserve to have some appreciation for whatever the achievement made by the team leader. Saying My B….dy Effort would alienate rest of the team members. Good leaders usually do not do that. May be this something Dr.Gerada may want to reflect on.

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  • That is not a response expected from Clare gerada. Think you ve made your own decision on the coming BMA council election !!??

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