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General Practitioner


Dr. Chand OBE is the first Asian deputy chair of the BMA and is also, Chair of Health watch Tameside and formerly PCT Chair of Tameside and Glossop, after working as a GP since 1983. He has been a BMA activist and NHS, and public health campaigner for the last two decades and has served on various BMA committees including: General Medical Council working group (2006 to present),General Practitioners Committee (1999 to 2009),Vice chair: Equal Opportunities Committee (2007 to 2009).

During his 35-year career in the NHS he has contributed to improving local practice standards and promoting public health at a local, regional and national level. He chaired NHS Tameside and Glossop in 2009, aiming to ensure that the entire health economy worked together to improve the health of the local population and to reduce health inequalities. And he has an interest in promoting healthier lifestyles. Dr. Chand was awarded an OBE for services to the NHS and health care and for the last four years he was named by Pulse magazine as one of Britain’s 50 best doctors for helping to shape health care. In November 2020, he was awarded an honorary visiting professorship at the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, University of Bolton.