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.
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.
Chair of the General Practitioners Committee UK
Email Dr Vautrey
Chair of the Northern Ireland General Practitioners Committee
Email Dr Stout
Chair of the General Practitioners Committee Wales
Email Dr Jones
Chair of the Scottish General Practitioners Committee
Email Dr Buist
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
The UK general practitioners committee (GPC) meets twice a year to discuss the latest issues facing general practice.
Find out details of UK meetings
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