General Practitioners Committee

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GPC UK membership 2018-19


The GPC UK chair is Richard Vautrey.

Richard Vautrey, GPC chair 2017

Richard is a GP partner in Leeds and has represented GPs in Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield on the GPC since 2001.


Policy leads

Clinical and prescribing – Andrew Green

Commissioning and provider development/working at scale including NHS delivery – Simon Poole

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Contracts and regulation – Bob Morley

Dispensing and pharmacy – David Bailey

Education, training and workforce – Helena McKeown 

Information management, technology and information governance – Paul Cundy

Premises and practice finance – Ian Hume

Representation – Bruce Hughes

Workload management – Matthew Mayer


Non-voting members

Ex officio

The President, Professor Dinesh Kumar Bhugra
The Chair of the Representative Body, Anthea Mowat
The Chair of Council, Chaand Nagpaul


Voting Members

Ex officio

The Chair of the UK LMC Conference, Mark Corcoran
The Deputy Chair of the UK LMC Conference, Katie Bramall-Stainer
The Chair of GPC Scotland, Andrew Buist
The Chair of GPC Wales, Charlotte Jones
The Chair of GPC Northern Ireland, Alan Stout

Ten elected by the Annual Representative Meeting 2018


Annapurna Rao 
Surendra Kumar 
Fay Wilson 
Gaurav Gupta
Grant Ingrams 
Daniel Djemal


Stuart Blake


Om Aggarwal
Bethan Roberts

Northern Ireland

Ronald William David Ross

Forty-three elected regionally (see appendix 1 below)

One representative of a constituency if an existing representative from that constituency is elected chair of the GPC

One representative at LMC Conference who has never before held membership of the GPC:

Six elected by the 2018 LMC conference

Rachel Ali 
Pooja Arora 
Paul Cundy 
Diana Hunter 
Krishna Kasaraneni 
Chandra Kanneganti 
Guy Watkins 



Voting nominees of other bodies

GP Trainees Subcommittee
(2 representatives)
Zoe Greaves
Sandesh Gulhane
Sessional GPs Subcommittee
(4 representatives)
Zoe Norris
Krishan Aggarwal
Ben Molyneux
Nimish Shah
Medical Women’s Federation Sarah Matthews
Medical Practitioners' Union
(2 representatives)
Jackie Applebee
Deborah Colvin
British International Doctors Association Preeti Shukla


Under-represented groups (voting members)

Prison doctors Wayne Sturley
GP within first five years post CCT Samira Anane


Non-voting nominees of other bodies and observers

BMA Consultants Committee
(1 representative)
Gary Wannan
BMA Junior Doctors Committee
(1 representative)
Nathalie Rodriguez McCullough
BMA Public Health Medicine Committee
(1 representative)
Peter English
BMA Staff, Associate Specialists and Speciality Doctor Committee< Farid Ahmed
(Radhakrishna Shanbhag, deputy)
British Dental Association
(1 representative)
Nick Stolls
Royal College of General Practitioners
(2 representatives)
Frances Cranfield
Martin Marshall
BMA Patient Liaison Group
(1 representative)
Andy Burgen
Northern Ireland GPC (1 representative) Frances O’Hagan


Appendix 1

GPC regional constituency representatives 2018-2019

Region Constituency Representative Year tenure ends
Eastern Norfolk/Suffolk/Great Yarmouth & Waveney Ian Hume 2021
Eastern Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire Simon Poole 2019
Eastern Hertfordshire Violaine Carpenter 2019
Eastern N & S Essex Brian Balmer 2019
London Barking & Havering/Redbridge & Waltham Forest/City & E London Terry John 2019
London Enfield & Haringey/Camden & Islington/ Barnet/Kensington & Chelsea/Westminster> Farah Jameel 2021
London Hillingdon/Brent & Harrow/Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow Michelle Drage 2020
London Lewisham, Southwark & Lambeth/Bexley & Greenwich/Bromley Pamela Martin 2020
London Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth/Kingston & Richmond Richard van Mellaerts 2021
North West Cumbria & Lancs David Wrigley 2019
North West Sefton/Liverpool/Wirral Rob Barnett 2018
North West Cheshire/Mid Mersey Ivan Camphor 2020
North West Salford & Trafford/Manchester/Stockport Siobhan Brennan 2021
North West Wigan & Bolton/Bury & Rochdale/W Pennine Alan Dow 2019
North East Northumberland/Newcastle & N Tyneside/Gateshead & S Tyneside/Sunderland Roger Ford 2020
North East Durham/Cleveland Julie-Anne Birch 2021
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Tom Black 2019
Scotland Ayrshire & Arran/Borders/Dumfries & Galloway/Lanarkshire Kirsty Robinson 2019
Scotland Grampian/Highland/Orkney/
Shetland/Western Isles
Iain Kennedy 2021
Scotland Glasgow & Clyde John Ip 2020
Scotland Forth Valley/Fife /Lothian/Tayside Andrew Cowie 2021
South & West Gloucs/Avon Tom Yerburgh 2020
South & West Wilts/Dorset Helena McKeown 2020
South & West Somerset/N & E Devon Mark Sanford-Wood 2021
South & West S & W Devon/Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Bruce Hughes 2019
South Central Bucks/Oxfordshire Matt Mayer 2020
South Central Berks/N&E Hamps John Rawlinson 2020
South Central Hamps & IoW Nigel Watson 2019
Coastal South East Kent Michael Parks 2019
Coastal South East E Sussex/W Sussex Russell Brown 2021
Coastal South East Surrey & Croydon Julius Parker 2019
East Midlands,
Yorks & Humber
E Yorks/N Lincs/Lincs Andrew Green 2019
East Midlands,
Yorks & Humber
Dean Eggitt 2020
East Midlands,
Yorks & Humber
Derbys/Notts Peter Holden 2021
East Midlands,
Yorks & Humber
Leics & Rutland/Northants Jonathan Ireland 2020
East Midlands,
Yorks & Humber
N Yorks/Bradford D Moederle-Lumb 2020
East Midlands,
Yorks & Humber
Richard Vautrey 2019
Wales Gwent/Bro Taf/Morgannwg David Bailey 2021
Wales Dyfed Powys/N Wales Peter Horvath-Howard 2020
West Midlands Herefordshire/Worcs/
Simon Parkinson 2021
West Midlands N Staffs/S Staffs/Shropshire Mary McCarthy 2020
West Midlands Birmingham/Solihull Robert Morley 2021
West Midlands Sandwell/Walsall/
Uzma Ahmad 2020