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Kamila Hawthorne Hawthorne MBE

Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

Kamila has been a GP for 35 years, with 28 of them spent working in South Wales. She qualified from Somerville College, Oxford, in 1984, and completed her GP training in Nottingham in 1988. Kamila is currently Chair of RCGP Council, having taken up office in November 2022. She is on the trustee boards of the Kings Fund, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and the Moondance Cancer Initiative. She is also a Bevan Commissioner and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Her research and clinical working interests have been in health inequalities and access to health services, (her MD was based on working with BME patient groups with Type 2 diabetes in Nottingham, Manchester and Cardiff). With wide experience of general practice and running community projects in diabetes and heart disease, she has been named ‘GP of the Year’ twice and was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to General Practice.