Ex-chair Gerada tops RCGP council election poll

Former RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada won more support than any other candidate in elections for posts on the college's governing council.

Professor Clare Gerada: Elected to RCGP council (Photo: Pete Hill)
Professor Clare Gerada: Elected to RCGP council (Photo: Pete Hill)

Six GPs have been elected to sit on the 67-seat body.

Former college chairwoman Professor Gerada topped the poll in which 14.9% of RCGP members voted.

Also elected were: Dr Trisha Greenhalgh, former RCGP chairman Dr Mayur Lakhani, Dr Elaine McNaughton, Dr John Cosgrove, and Dr Clare Taylor.

The six will take up their seats in November and serve a three-year term.

RCGP chief executive and council returning officer Neil Hunt congratulated the elected members and thanked all 20 candidates.

‘All of the candidates had excellent credentials and valuable experience,' he said.

He added: ‘I am very pleased to say that voter turnout was more than double what it was last year, and I would like to thank everyone who voted. We are committed to continue our efforts to increase voter turnout and make council elections as inclusive of as many members as possible.

‘Finally, I would like to thank those nationally elected members who will be stepping down in November for the contribution they have made to the college, primary care and the lives of patients over the past three years.’

RCGP council election results

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