Wiltshire GP and current RCGP vice chair for external affairs Dr Tim Ballard, Essex GP and RCGP council member Dr Sunil Gupta, London GP and RCGP council member Professor Martin Marshall and Lichfield GP and current RCGP treasurer Dr Helen Stokes Lampard are the candidates for the role.
The quartet set out pledges to reinvigorate the college membership and attract a new generation of members, to ensure that GP Forward View investment materialises and tackle the GP crisis.
The new chair will take up the post from November 2016. Should Dr Stokes-Lampard be elected, the college would have its third female chair in a row, a remarkable turnaround after 50 years of male chairs until the election of Dr Clare Gerada in 2010.
|Key pledges from RCGP chair candidates|
Dr Tim Ballard
Dr Sunil Gupta
Professor Martin Marshall
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard