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Candidates for BMA chairman announced

Three doctors vie to replace Dr Meldrum as chairman of BMA Council

Ingrid Torjesen

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Three doctors have announced they will be standing for the position of chairman of BMA Council: Dr Mark Porter, Dr George Rae and Professor Michael Rees.

Dr Mark Porter has been chairman of the BMA’s consultants committee since 2009 and is a consultant anaesthetist at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Professor Michael Rees has been co-chairman of the BMA’s medical academic staff committee since 2003. He is professor of vascular studies at the University of Bangor.

Dr George Rae is a member of the BMA council and is a GP in Whitley Bay in the north-east of England. He is also a presenter on Street Doctor, a prime time medical reality BBC TV series.

Current chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum (pictured) will relinquish his chairmanship when his five-year term concludes at the end of this month's Annual Representatives' Meeting in Bournemouth.

The election will take place at a Council meeting held immediately after the ARM ends on Thursday June 28.

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