Hamed Khan: Hates classism and prejudiceBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2618 (Published 18 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2618
Hamed Khan, 33, is a GP in south London, a lecturer in clinical skills at St George’s, and an articulate commentator in the press and on television about the NHS and the role of the GP. He champions the GP’s role in the emergency department—as implemented at St George’s—as a gatekeeper who can advise but not compel patients to go elsewhere if appropriate. He also believes that GPs should have a stronger role in undergraduate education. He trained at Barts and The London NHS Trust and was a doctor in the London Marathon medical team. In April, Khan was elected to the BMA council.
What was your earliest ambition?
To be a doctor.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
My parents, Khalid and Hajrah. From a medical perspective my father, who is a doctor, was the greatest inspiration and influence in my decision to take up medicine.
What was the worst mistake in your career?
None that I regret. Even my biggest mistakes have led to opportunities or learning points.
What was your best career move?
Taking up my current post as a clinical skills lecturer, which is what …