Four candidates have put themselves forward to become the new RCGP chair from November when Dr Baker steps down after three years in the role.
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 addressed the RCGP council over the weekend, and council members are now voting to decide whom to support. Although council members are elected by the full RCGP membership, the chair is elected by the council alone.
RCGP chair election
The college expects to announce the result of the leadership election later this week. Find out below what each candidate has pledged to deliver, and read their supporting statements in full.
|Key pledges from RCGP chair candidates|
Dr Tim Ballard
Dr Sunil Gupta
Professor Martin Marshall
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard