The Royal College of GPs has elected a Birmingham GP as its chairman. Professor Steve Field is a GP partner, regional postgraduate dean for NHS West Midlands workforce deanery, an honorary professor at the University of Warwick and an honorary professor of medicine at the University of Birmingham.

The RCGP has also awarded five honorary fellowships to health figures including chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Donald Berwick and chief executive of the Picker Institute Europe Angela Coulter.