The BMA's England GP committee has a new chair.
Members of the committee voted for a new chair earlier today and Dr Farah Jameel, a GP based in north London, has been duly elected.
Dr Jameel said:
"I am delighted and honoured to have been elected to represent GPs at a time of enormous challenge to the profession and I'd like to thank the former chair, Dr Richard Vautrey for his dedication and commitment to this committee and all that he has achieved.
"I don't underestimate the difficulties that lay ahead but we must recognise this as an opportunity to reset our relationship with Government and begin to rebuild general practice.
"I look to use the next three years to work closely with fellow general practice leaders and grassroots GPs to design and deliver a stable and sustainable general practice, fit to serve generations of patients to come."
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