Chair, BMA consultants committee. NEW ENTRY

Dr Porter comes from a specialty - anaesthesia - not known for doing as it is told. Having taken over as BMA consultants chair last year, his blistering attacks on parts of the white paper will have given the government food for thought. Dr Porter’s take-no-prisoners approach will come to the fore as the need for cost savings puts consultants’ pay and practice under the spotlight. Having been closely involved in agreeing the 2003 consultant contract, he knows how to negotiate a good deal.