Retired Cheshire GP Kailash Chand has been elected as the deputy chair of BMA council.
He was chosen by the council following a three-way contest between him, London specialty trainee 6 in anaesthesia Tom Dolphin and Birmingham GP Fay Wilson.
Dr Chand said: ‘The BMA council [UK] needs to work hard at achieving the best possible deal for our members, and providing adequate support for this to happen... We need a strong voice and a collaborative approach … while continuing to champion the principles of universal healthcare that have made the NHS such an envy of the world.
'I will use my experience [and] energy to facilitate [the] delivery of these ideals.’
The deputy chair of council is elected each year.