38. Dr Alan McDevitt
Scottish success story
Dr Alan McDevitt comes in at number 38 in the 2013 Pulse Power 50. He has fallen 16 places from last year’s list.
Although Dr Alan McDevitt has only had a short spell as chair of GPC Scotland, the unassuming GP from the Glasgow suburb of Clydebank has already made his mark.
He has proved an effective negotiator, wringing a 2013/14 contract settlement from the Scottish Government that is far more favourable than those seen south of the border. He will need those skills this year as well, as the devolved nations go their own way on GP contract negotiations.
The Clydebank GP is described by colleagues as ‘outstandingly good at seeing the bigger picture’ and praised for ‘always maintaining a cool, calm approach’.