BMA deputy chairman receives national merit award from Ed Miliband

GP and BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand has received a national merit award from Labour leader Ed Miliband for his commitment to the NHS.

Dr Kailash Chand: 'I will continue in my defence of the health service.'

Dr Chand, a Greater Manchester GP for over 25 years before becoming chairman of NHS Tameside and Glossop, opposed the Health Act and his ‘Drop the Bill’ petition won over 179,000 signatures, making it the most popular e-petition.

Dr Chand denounces the NHS reforms as a recipe for both privatisation and disaster.

He said: ‘I am truly honoured to receive this national merit award in recognition of my commitment to the NHS. I will continue in my defence of the health service now it is under attack more than ever before.’

Dr Chand was given the award at Labour's conference in Manchester on Sunday.

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