BMA biographies

Dr Kailash Chand

Dr Kailash Chand, Deputy chair of Council 2012 - 2013Presently Dr Chand is Chair of Healthwatch Tameside and formerly PCT Chair of Tameside and Glossop, after working as a GP since 1983. 

He has been a BMA activist for the last two decades and has served on various BMA committees including: 

  • General Medical Council working group (2006 to present)
  • General Practitioners Committee (1999 to 2009)
  • UK Council member (2006 to 2009 and 2012 to present)
  • Vice chair: Equal Opportunities Committee (2007 to present)
  • Chair of BMA Tameside and Glossop Division (2004 to 2009)
  • Co-organiser, Annual International Graduates Dinner (2005 to present)

During his 25-year career in the NHS he has contributed to improving local practice standards and promoting public health at a local, regional and national level.

He chaired NHS Tameside and Glossop in 2009, aiming to ensure that the entire health economy worked together to improve the health of the local population and to reduce health inequalities.  And he has an interest in promoting healthier lifestyles.

Dr Chand was awarded an OBE for services to the NHS and health care and in 2012 he was named by Pulse magazine as one of Britain’s 50 best doctors for helping to shape health care.


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