President of the RCGP .
Dr Terry Kemple is President of the RCGP (following a national ballot) and took over from Professor Mike Pringle in November 2015. Having been a full-time GP for over 30 years in Bristol, Terry retired as senior partner at the end of 2015 but continues with roles including teaching, research and appraisals in the NHS, and supernumerary clinical sessions in his former practice.
The main points in Terry’s election manifesto were to A) Reduce unnecessary workload – we should recommend what we can safely and sensibly stop doing; B) Have more GPs – we need the medical schools and the NHS to have their performance managed to produce the workforce of GPs we need. C) Find the best new ways of providing primary care and spread them faster; D) Change our status from disease generalists who have some knowledge of most diseases to patient specialists who understand the importance of everything that affects a patient.
Terry will also use his presidency to promote the new Green Impact for Health awards, which hels general practices improve their environmental, ethical and economic sustainability, as well as their efficiency, team morale and wellbeing.