Professor Martin Marshall is the new chair-elect of the RCGP and will succeed Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard in November 2019 for a three-year term.

Martin Marshall is a GP in Newham, East London, and Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL. He has been the College’s vice chair for external affairs since 2016 and in previous roles has experience of working in government and the charity sector.

Professor Marshall said that he is "honoured and humbled to be elected as the next chair of the RCGP and will do everything I can to represent the views of frontline GPs across the UK. I have a passionate commitment to the values of the NHS, and to patient care, and our professional voice is central at this time of great change.

“I would like to thank my fellow candidates, Simon and Kamila, for running such a dignified campaign, and the members of Council who have put their trust and confidence in me.

“I would also like to pay tribute to our current chair, Helen Stokes-Lampard, who will leave such a strong legacy for me to build on.”