Dr Chand pictured with Andy Burnham MP during one of the Greater Manchester Mayor candidate’s recent visits to Stalybridge.
Chair of Healthwatch Tameside Dr Kailash Chand OBE has been named Honorary Vice-President of the British Medical Association.
The honour has been made for the former Ashton GP’s ‘life time services to the fraternity and NHS’.
He is the first Asian to achieve the honour and said he was delighted, extremely proud but also humbled to receive the accolade.
Dr Chand, from Ashton, is a former deputy chair of the BMA Council.
As a vociferous campaigner on behalf of safeguarding the NHS and staunchly against its privatisation and health inequality, he is a regular contributor to leading national newspapers and health journals.
The former chair of the NHS Trust for Tameside and Glossop received an OBE in 2010 for services to the NHS.
He has been regularly named as being among one of the country’s top 50 most influential GPs in the annual national Pulse Power list.