General Practitioners Committee

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Overview of the General Practitioners Committee (GPC)

The GPC is the only body which represents all GPs in the UK. It deals with all matters affecting NHS GPs, whether or not they are BMA members.

 

Our priorities

Find out what the current priorities of the GPC are and the key issues which GPC are influencing and championing on behalf of GPs.

GPC current issues

 

Who we are

The BMA general practitioners committee (GPC) is the only body which represents all GPs in the UK. It deals with all matters affecting NHS GPs, whether or not they are BMA members.

It has 86 members, 43 of whom are directly elected regional representatives. The remainder are either elected at the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM), appointed from subcommittees or groups, or are ex officio members.

The Chairman is Dr Richard Vautrey.

 

National chairs

Richard Vautrey Chair of GPC

Richard Vautrey

Chair of the General Practitioners Committee UK

Tom Black chair NIGPC

Tom Black

Chair of the Northern Ireland General Practitioners Committee

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Charlotte Jones Wales GPC chair 

Charlotte Jones

Chair of the General Practitioners Committee Wales

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Alan McDevitt chair SGPC 

Alan McDevitt

Chair of the Scottish General Practitioners Committee

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Membership of the GPC

Members are elected on a constituency basis from among general practitioners or LMC officers by all who contribute to the LMC voluntary levy, or by the annual conference of representatives of local medical committees. We also have representatives from the Sessional GPs subcommittee, the GP trainees subcommittee, Medical Women’s Federation, the Medical Practitioners Union, and British International Doctors Association.

See a full list of committee members

 

Our meetings

The UK general practitioners committee (GPC) meets twice a year to discuss the latest issues facing general practice.

Find out details of UK meetings

 

GPC elections

Do you have a vision of how general practice should be run? Get involved in the GPC and make your voice heard.

Find out more about GPC elections