Exclusive: BMA re-elects deputy chairman who warns of 'imploding' general practice

BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand, who has been re-elected unopposed, has pledged to fight for more funding for general practice.

Dr Chand: 'My beloved general practice is imploding due to lack of resources and funding.'
Dr Chand: 'My beloved general practice is imploding due to lack of resources and funding.'

Dr Chand told GP: 'It is an honour to be re elected as deputy chairman of the BMA council for a third year in a row.

'I have more than a passing understanding that BMA members feel outraged and incensed about the broken agreement over pensions and the implementation of an unnecessary and damaging Health and Social Care Act in England.

‘Our NHS is at a massive risk. The junior doctors see huge uncertainty in their career prospects, public health is in disarray and staff and associate specialist doctors' genuine grievances remain unresolved. My beloved general practice is imploding due to lack of resources and funding.  To effectively fight these huge challenges we need a united BMA. I will concentrate my energies and skills to achieve this common goal of the Council, chair and chief officers.'

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