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Revealed: Two nominees for new BMA GP Committee chair

Revealed: Two nominees for new BMA GP Committee chair

Exclusive Dr Farah Jameel and Dr Chandra Kanneganti are the two nominees for the next chair of the BMA’s GP Committee England, Pulse has learned .

Nominations for the successor to Dr Richard Vautrey closed today, and no other candidates put themselves forward.

Dr Jameel, a GP in Camden, was part of Dr Vautrey’s executive team, while Dr Kanneganti has been the GPC’s policy lead on NHS England.

The new chair will be voted in at the GPC England meeting on Thursday 18 November,

Dr Vautrey this month announced he was standing down from the role he had held for four years.

Dr Kanneganti is also a Conservative councillor in his home city of Stoke-on-Trent, for which he is also Lord Mayor, He is also chair of the British International Doctors Association.

Dr Jameel, who would be the first female chair were she to win, has been leading on workload issues for the GPC, including changes to the NHS standard contract to prevent secondary care from dumping workload on general practice. She has also led on the BMA’s successful campaign to delay the controversial ‘General Practice Data for Planning and Research’ scheme, labelled a ‘data grab’ by campaigners.

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terry sullivan 11 November, 2021 9:50 pm

what a shower

Decorum Est 11 November, 2021 10:41 pm

‘no other candidates put themselves forward’

Ewa Craven 12 November, 2021 10:07 am

We need someone who understands the profession -not a conservative politician and CQC inspector who wants to beat it up !

Slobber Dog 12 November, 2021 11:16 am

Will there be a ‘ none of the above’ option on the ballot paper?