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BMA UK GP Committee chair re-elected for three more years

The chair of the BMA’s UK GP Committee will remain in post for a further three years after he was re-elected this week.

GP Dr Richard Vautrey chairs both the UK and England committees, having been in post since 2017.

He has been a member of GPC since 2001, and a member of its executive and negotiating team since 2004. 

In 2019 Dr Vautrey oversaw negotiations that saw sweeping changes to the GP contract under a new five-year framework.

This included the cost of indemnity being taken on by the NHS alongside an increase in the global sum.

He was re-elected as chair of the UK and England committees yesterday, meaning he will be in post for another three years.

Dr Vautrey said: ‘I am deeply honoured by the trust shown in me by the BMA’s GP Committee, and humbled by the privilege and responsibility of leading our great profession, particularly during this time of national health crisis.’

He added: ‘GPC, in partnership with LMCs, will continue to fight hard to resolve the workload and workforce crisis which threatens to undermine our profession, and the health service which it is the bedrock of.

‘We will work hard, and I will do all I can, to secure a future for our profession that ensures that generations of future doctors will continue to look upon general practice as providing the most rewarding of medical careers.’


John Graham Munro 27 September, 2020 11:00 pm


Patrufini Duffy 28 September, 2020 4:41 pm

I’ll suggest 3 areas. For all, for free. 1) GMC bullying 2) Revalidation beuracracy 3)NHSE scheming. It’s a broken, tired, retiring, monotonous record.