Derry-based GP Dr Tom Black has been elected to chair the BMA in Northern Ireland, replacing Dr John D Woods.
Dr Black stepped down as the chair of BMA Northern Ireland’s GP Commitee last month, after a seven-year tenure.
During that time, he began the process of GPs handing in undated resignations after the profession voted to walk away from the NHS.
But he recently said GPs in Northern Ireland could roll back on plans to resign following a raft of measures designed to ease pressure on the profession.
He described an investment package this year of £22m as the most significant investment in primary care since the 2004 contract.
Dr Alan Stout has replaced Dr Black in the GPC chair role.
CV – Dr Tom Black
Married with five children
Graduated from University College Dublin
GP partner in Bogside, Derry
Western LMC secretary
Northern Ireland GPC chair
Northern Ireland BMA chair
Gardening, and making really good raspberry jam