Dr Maureen Baker CBE
is the new Chair-elect of the Royal College of General Practitioners
will succeed the current Chair Dr Clare Gerada in November 2013.
In the election, conducted by Electoral Reform Services, Dr Baker
received 37 votes and Dr Steve Mowle 21 votes, out of a possible 67 votes.
has been a GP since 1985 and currently practises in Lincoln.
She has substantial leadership experience within the RCGP where she served as Honorary Secretary from 1999-2009.
She is currently a member of the RCGP Trustee Board, a nationally elected member of College Council, and RCGP Lead for Emergency Planning and Preparedness.
She formerly chaired the RCGP/GPC Emergency Planning Group and led efforts by the College and the GP profession in preparing for and dealing with the 2009 Influenza Pandemic.
She was previously Director of Primary Care at the National Patient Safety Agency and is currently Clinical Director for Patient Safety at the Health and Social Care Information Centre
In 2004, Dr Baker
received a CBE for services to medicine and, in 2009, the RCGP Foundation Council Award
for meritorious services to general practice.
has also had an illustrious academic career and has contributed to over 50 journal and book publications.
said: "I am delighted and honoured to be elected to such an important role at the RCGP
will take up the role of Chair Elect following the next Council meeting in June and will formally become the next Chair of College Council
at the November meeting.