NHS clinicians and colleagues in health from West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have congratulated Professor Mayur Lakhani for his election as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Mayur, who is the Chair of West Leicestershire CCG and a prominent local GP based in Sileby, will begin his new role as President for a two-year term from November 2017 until November 2019
Toby Sanders, Managing Director of West Leicestershire CCG said: “On behalf of all of his colleagues at the CCG we offer our sincerest congratulations to Mayur on his new appointment. We recognise the tremendous commitment and dedication that Mayur brings to organisations and it is testimony to all his hard work that he has succeeded in this appointment. We know that as President of the RCGP he will work hard to ensure representation of the CCG GP members and their patients on the issues that matter most.
We also recognise that this national position will bring benefits locally and that Mayur will continue to do all that he can to improve the health and wellbeing of the population in West Leicestershire ably supported by our local GPs and member practices.”
Commenting on his election Mayur said: ““I would like to thank members of the RCGP for electing me to be their next President. This is a responsibility that I will take very seriously.
“It will be a privilege to be a national leader for the RCGP, whilst continuing to practice as a local GP and maintaining my role as Chair of West Leicestershire CCG supporting the commissioning of high quality services for the people of West Leicestershire.
“I will draw on my experience from the different areas of my work and career to take forward my role as President including my work locally on improving End of Life care and my previous position as the national Chair for Dying Matters.
“I believe my role as President will compliment and support my work with the CCG and help to further forge a renewed understanding of working relationships that will help shape and transform the health and care of our communities.
Mayur added: “I look forward to working with the other Officers of Members and Faculties, putting patients at the heart of everything we do to deliver and improve their care”
Notes for editors:
1. NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group represents 48 GP practices and covers Hinckley and Bosworth, North Charnwood, North West Leicestershire and South Charnwood, where it buys in many of the local health services. West Leicestershire CCG plans and purchases acute and community hospital care along with mental health care and from 1 April 2015 also co-commissions local primary care (GP) services with NHS England.
2. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is a network of more than 50,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. RCGP work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.
3. Professor Mayur Lakhani was Chair of the RCGP Council from 2004 to 2007.