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Professor Nigel Mathers has been elected the Royal College of General Practitioners' (RCGP) new honorary secretary of council.

Professor Mathers will work closely with the College's new company secretary, Robert Foster, and will chair a new Governance & Nominations Committee as well as leading the development of College governance and encouraging greater involvement from devolved councils and faculties

RCGP chief executive and returning officer, Neil Hunt, said: ‘This is a very important role for the College and we look forward to working with Nigel to carry on the excellent work already undertaken by Professor Amanda Howe to ensure College processes are as effective as they can be.'

Professor Mathers has an in-depth knowledge and experience of the College through his current role as RCGP vice chair and through various other roles over the past 10 years.

He will take over the role from Professor Amanda Howe, who will stand down in November to take on the role of vice chair, to serve a four-year term from November 2013 until November 2017.

The role was contested by four College members - Dennis Cox, Mary Lowth, Nigel Mathers and Helena McKeown.

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