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7 – Dr Richard Fieldhouse

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chief executive of the National Association of Sessional GPs, threatened to spark a revolution last year when he led a move for salaried GPs and locums to quit the BMA for the Medical Practitioners' Union.

He has been quieter of late, having secured a place on the GPC, but no doubt will be instrumental in the BMA's work to heal the salaried GP-partner divide.

Dr Richard Fieldhouse Top 50 most influential GPs

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