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In July, GPC Wales was pleased to announce Phil White as its new chair. Having been a member of GPC Wales for 12 years, Dr White played a key part in BMA Cymru’s negotiating committee, responsible for agreeing the Welsh GP contract, which saw a £25m increase in funding. He also helped lobby for an increase in GP trainees, which saw Welsh government boost training places by 18%. A monoglot Welsh speaker until the age of four, Dr White then had a bilingual education in Cardiff and Pontypridd, before attending Manchester University Medical school ‘just to get away from home.’ He’s been involved with the LMC for many years, has 36 years of experience in a semi-rural twin site dispensing practice and spent 28 years as clinical assistant in ENT at local District General Hospital. In his spare time, although admittedly he doesn’t have a lot of this, Dr White enjoys fly and sea fishing. He’s also a keen follower of welsh rugby. Speaking of his appointment this summer, Dr White said: “I am happy to take up the position as chair of GPC Wales. The work the committee does is far reaching; playing a leading role in developing a high quality and sustainable NHS, providing an authoritative voice from the profession and doing its very best for GPs across Wales. “I have big shoes to fill but am certainly up for the challenge. I have a strong committee behind me and we are committed to working proactively to ensure we champion the views of our members and their patients.”
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We want to hear from GPs across Wales, about any issues you may have, to inform the work of the committee. You can get in touch by emailing [email protected]