Dr Kailash Chand OBE

Dr Kailash Chand OBE

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Nominated for:

Medicine & Dentistry Award 2018




Tameside Healthwatch

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Educational Achievements:

Educational and Professional Qualifications

• MRCGP, Member of the Royal College of GPs 2012
• FPA, Family Planning Association, London, 1981
• Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health, Liverpool, 1979
• MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Punjabi University, India, 1974

Employment History

• Deputy Chair of British Medical Association, 2012 to present
• Chair of Tameside Healthwatch, 2013 to present
• Chair of Tameside & Glossop Primary Care Trust, 2009 to 2013
• General Practitioner, Stalybridge, Hyde, 1984 to 2009

Professional Achievements:

Major Professional Achievements

• Awarded the ‘National Award’ by Ed Miliband, for lifetime services to the NHS, 2012
• Named the 11 ‘most influential’ person in General Practice, by Pulse Magazine, 2014
• Awarded an OBE for services to the NHS and healthcare, 2010
• Third most influential person on the Twitter in a poll conducted by the BMA ,2014.
• Author of the NHS E-Petition, which attracted more than 179,000 signatures and led to a debate in the House of Commons, 2012
• Awarded the Prestigious Public Service Award for being a community hero, Fusion Awards, 2011
• Invited to a ‘Thank You’ reception at No. 10 Downing Street by Gordon Brown for services to the NHS, 2009
• Runner up in 'Doctor of the Year' award, chosen by RCGP and Doctor Magazine, 2001
• Named North West ‘GP of the Year’ by the RCGP, 2009
• Invited to Queens Garden Party in in ‘recognition of services to General Practice’, 2001 & 2004
• Included in power list of most influential Asians in UK ,released by David Cameron last year.

Additional Contributions:

• Deputy Chair of the BMA, 2012 to present
• Chairperson of Tameside Healthwatch, 2013 to present
• Chairperson of Tameside & Glossop PCT, 2009 to 2013
• Member of the Professional Executive Committee of the GPC, 2002 to 2009
• Board Member of Tameside & Glossop PCT, 2002 to 2008
• Finance Committee member, 2004 to present
• GPC’s PEC lead for Practice Based Commissioning, 2008 to 2009
• Advisor Tameside & Glossop Council Health Scrutiny Panel, 2002 to 2009
• Member of the General Practitioners Committee, 1999 to 2009
• General Medical Council Working Group, 2006 to present
• Vice-Chair of Equality & Diversity Committee, 2007 to present
• Contract & performance committee of GPC, 2004 to 2009
• Co-Organiser, Annual International Graduates Dinner, GPC, 2005 to date
• Past member of Primary Development Committee of GPC, 2000 to 2004
• Vice Chair Indo UK forum 2013 to present (http://www.indiaukforum.com/about-india-uk-forum.html)


Dr Chand is involved in numerous public health campaigns and numerous charities in India, particularly helping mentally challenged.

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