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The Royal College of General Practitioners has announced that Professor Mike Pringle has been elected as the next President of the College following a national ballot of its membership. As President of the RCGP Professor Pringle will also become President of IMI.
Professor Pringle was a GP on the Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire border for over 30 years. He is Emeritus Professor of General Practice at the University of Nottingham and was RCGP Medical Lead for Revalidation and Chair of the Trustee Board in the RCGP. Professor Pringle was also Chair of RCGP Council 1998-2001; and is an ex-member of the General Medical Council; and ex-member of the Council of the Medical Defence Union.
He has successfully undertaken RCGP Fellowship by Assessment and his practice continues to be at the leading edge of primary care developments. Professor Pringle was awarded a CBE for Services to Medicine in 2001.
He will take up the presidency at the end of the Annual General Meeting on 16 November 2012, succeeding current President Dr Iona Heath who attended the IMI Awards Banquet in 2011.