NHS campaigner re-elected in BMA post
Wednesday 1st July 2015 @ 15:22 by Max Wieland
Ashton Community

Former Ashton GP Dr Kailash Chand has been re-elected unopposed as BMA council deputy chair for a further year.

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He has held the post for the past three years representing the interests of 154,000 doctors and medical students, who make up the BMA’s membership.

Alongside his BMA duties, he works as chair of Tameside Healthwatch.

Dr Chand, pictured, is known for his focus on ‘the fight against health inequalities’ and being ‘outspoken on racism within the health service.’

Commenting on his re-election, Dr Chand said: “I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to continue to serve as BMA council deputy chair for another year.

“Doctors across the UK are facing a number of pressures. A £30 billion black hole in the NHS budget, year around A&E pressures, a recruitment and retention crisis in general practice and the £200 million cut to the public health budget.

“It is vital that the BMA continues to champion the work of our members, their patients and plays a leading role in meeting the challenges the NHS faces.”