Dr Mike Holmes has been elected as the new RCGP vice chair (membership), following a ballot of council members
The new role of a third vice chair was created by the College’s governing Council in September, and any member in good standing was eligible to stand.
The other three candidates were: Dr Susi Caesar, Dr Sunil Gupta, and Professor Chantal Simon.
Dr Holmes is a practising GP in York and Hull where he has been a partner at the Haxby Group since 2002. He is also chair of Nimbuscare Ltd – an alliance of practices in York delivering care to 130,000 patients through the Primary Care Home model. He has previously been chair of the Humber and The Ridings Faculty, and is clinical lead for the RCGP Clinical Innovation and Research Centre’s At Scale General Practice programme, and the ‘QI Ready’ component of the Quality Improvement programme. He has been the Humber and The Ridings Faculty representative on College Council since February 2017.
He will formally take up the role at the College’s next Council meeting on February 23, 2018.
Dr Holmes said: “I’m delighted to be elected to be the College’s new vice chair, and I look forward to working with the rest of the officer team to ensure we are listening to and engaging with members in the most effective way possible.”
RCGP chief operating officer and returning officer Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick, said: “Many congratulations to Mike who brings huge amounts of expertise and experience to the College’s leadership team.
“Thank you to all four candidates for putting themselves forward and running their campaigns in such a fair and professional manner.”