Former GP and now PCT chairman awarded an OBE

Former GP and now PCT chairman Dr Kailash Chand has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours.

Dr Chandwas was awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours
Dr Chandwas was awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours

Dr Chand worked a GP in Ashton-Under-Lyne in Lancashire for 25 years before becoming chairman of NHS Tameside and Glossop last year.

Dr Chand said he was 'humbled and proud' to have had his achievements recognised in this way.

‘The NHS has been a huge part of my life for a quarter of a century, and it has been a privilege to work within it,' he said ‘I am very much looking forward to receiving my accolade from the Queen at an investiture in the near future.'

BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum said the award was ‘thoroughly well-deserved honour'. ‘Both locally and nationally, Kailash has been in the forefront of representing the best interests of the profession, patients and the NHS,' he said.

‘Whether it be in his practice, his LMC, the BMA's GPC or on the national council of the BMA, Kailash has been forthright in speaking out about what is best about UK general practice and the social solidarity principles of the NHS.'

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