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15.07.19

Martin Marshall named chair-elect of RCGP

Professor Martin Marshall has been named the new chair-elect of the RCGP and will succeed Helen Stokes-Lampard in November 2019 for a three-year term.

Mr Marshall is a GP in Newham, East London and Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL. He has been the vice chair for external affairs for the College since 2016 and previously has experience working in government and the charity sector.

Speaking of his upcoming appointment, he said: "I am honoured and humbled to be elected as the next Chair of the RCGP and will do everything I can to represent the views of frontline GPs across the UK. I have a passionate commitment to the values of the NHS, and to patient care, and our professional voice is central at this time of great change.

"I would like to thank my fellow candidates, Simon [Gregory] and Kamila [Hawthorne], for running such a dignified campaign, and the members of Council who have put their trust and confidence in me.

"I would also like to pay tribute to our current chair, Helen Stokes-Lampard, who will leave such a strong legacy for me to build on."

The two other candidates in the independently-conducted election were Professor Simon Gregory and Professor Kamila Hawthorne.

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Professor Martin Marshall, who is set to take over as chair-elect of the RCGP in November 2019
 

Unlike other Medical Royal Colleges, the RCGP has a chair and a president. The chair of the Council - the role that Mr Marshall will be taking over in - serves as the leader of the College and sets its strategic direction and policy.

The preisdent of the RCGP is the 'constitutional' head of the College meanwhile. The two-year post is currently held by Professor Mayur Lakhani, who will be succeeded by Professor Amanda Howe in Novermber 2019 as well.

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