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New General Medical Council president elected

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 10 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1089
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Professor Graeme Catto has been elected to succeed Donald Irvine as president of the General Medical Council, the body that regulates the UK medical profession.

    Ninety three council members out of a total of 104 voted in the election on Tuesday by single transferable vote. One of six candidates for the presidency, Professor Catto, won by a wide margin, with 47 votes.

    Professor James Drife came second with 17 votes, followed by Professor Wendy Savage with 13, Dr Brian Keighley with eight, Mr Olusala Oni with six, and Dr Shiv Pande with two. …

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