Keighley to head BMA Scotland

GPC member Dr Brian Keighley has been elected chairman of the BMA in Scotland.

The Stirlingshire GP has served as deputy chairman since 1997. He has also served on his LMC since 1978, and chaired the Scottish GPC between 1995 and 1998.

Dr Keighley said his priorities would be maintaining the quality of postgraduate medical training, and public health.

‘I will continue the BMA's work to advocate a radical approach to tackle the escalating health problems caused by Scotland’s heavy drinking culture, and will lead support for the introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol,’ he said.

Dr Keighley succeeds Dr Peter Terry, an Aberdeen consultant who has held the position for five years.

jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

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