Dr Beth McCarron-Nash blazed a trail as one of the youngest GP negotiators in recent years, and the first female one for some time too, when elected in July 2008.
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Since then she's been a vocal critic of the top-down implementation of Department of Health diktats, and fought hard to help secure a ‘fair deal' for GPs in this year's contract negotiations.
She also led the BMA's successful Support Your Surgery campaign and more recently drove the establishment of a beefed-up sessional GPs subcommittee.
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