Meldrum backed to lead BMA

Two thirds of LMC representatives believe that GPC chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum should be the next BMA chairman, according to the results of a GP survey.

Sixty-eight per cent of GPs said that Dr Meldrum should be elected, ahead of the other two GPs in the race.

Acting BMA chairman Dr Sam Everington received 29 per cent of the votes and chairman of BMA Wales and the BMA's ethics committee Dr Tony Calland the remaining 3 per cent.

GPC negotiator Dr Peter Holden told GP that Dr Meldrum was 'the man for the job'.

'He has widespread experience of the BMA and experience running a major craft committee,' said Dr Holden.

Cleveland LMC secretary Dr John Canning said that he would prefer to see Dr Meldrum as the next BMA chairman rather than remain as the GPC chairman.

The result of the vote by the 34 BMA council members is expected to be declared on Thursday 28 June at the BMA's Annual Representatives Meeting in Torquay, Devon.

We will publish the result on GP's official website www.healthcarepublic.com as soon as it is announced.

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