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RCGP head to step down

Neil Hunt to leave chief executive post

Adrian O'Dowd

Thursday, 16 March 2017

The chief executive of the RCGP, Neil Hunt, has announced he will be leaving his role after six years in the post.

The college said that during his time as chief executive, Mr Hunt’s achievements included managing the move to the new college headquarters, increasing the college membership to an all-time high of 52,000, and launching the high profile Put patients first: 'Back general practice campaign to secure more investment for general practice.

Mr Hunt said: “It has been a fascinating experience. I believe the college is in great shape to tackle the challenges ahead.”

RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said: “Neil has had a big impact on the college and played a key role in making our work more relevant to the day-to-day working lives of frontline GPs. We would like to put on record our thanks to him for all he has achieved.”

The role of acting chief executive will be taken by Valerie Vaughan-Dick, executive director of planning and resources at the college, until a successor is appointed.

Picture:: Neil Hunt. Credit: RCGP

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