BMA council elects new deputy chair

BMA council elects new deputy chair

Retired Cheshire GP Kailash Chand has been elected as the deputy chair of BMA council.

He was chosen by the council following a three-way contest between him, London specialty trainee 6 in anaesthesia Tom Dolphin and Birmingham GP Fay Wilson.

Dr Chand said: ‘The BMA council [UK] needs to work hard at achieving the best possible deal for our members, and providing adequate support for this to happen... We need a strong voice and a collaborative approach … while continuing to champion the principles of universal healthcare that have made the NHS such an envy of the world.

'I will use my experience [and] energy to facilitate [the] delivery of these ideals.’

The deputy chair of council is elected each year.

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