Professor Pali Hungin takes up role as BMA President
The RMBF's treasurer, Professor Pali Hungin, has been inaugurated as the new president of the British Medical Association (BMA) at their Annual Representative Meeting in Belfast.
Talking about his appointment, Professor Hungin said:
“It is a real privilege to take up this position with the BMA, especially at a crucial time for the NHS and the medical profession.
“I hope that my experience as both a GP and more recently in medical academia will help me to bring a distinct perspective to take this role forward and I very much look forward to working with the BMA over the coming year to promote the values of clinicians and patients, the role of the doctor in modern society and the NHS that we all cherish.”
You can see Professor Hungin talk about his plans for the coming year in this video for Durham University, where he is Professor of Primary Care and General Practice in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health.
The RMBF is fortunate to now have two Presidents of the BMA on our Board of Trustees. Our President, Professor Parveen Kumar CBE was President of the BMA in 2006. The RMBF and the BMA recently partnered to launch DocHealth, a confidential support service for doctors battling stress-related anxiety and depression.