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Dr Peter Swinyard - Chairman

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Peter was elected National Chairman in 2009. Under his leadership the Association has increasing membership, national profile and media exposure. He travels the country lecturing on behalf of the Family Doctor Association when commitments as a full time GP allow. He was Honorary Secretary from 2006 -2009. Peter trained in medicine at St Thomas’s London and qualified 1979. GP Training scheme for 3 years in Colchester and joined a large practice in Swindon in 1985. In 1995, following a partnership split, he became single handed, taking a partner in 1998. Now 3 partners, the practice still offers personal doctoring small practice style while being an accredited training practice. A Wiltshire LMC member since 1988 serving as vice chairman and chairman. He was GPC member for Wiltshire and Dorset between 2002 and 2005 and Chairman of the last Premises Subcommittee until 2005. Other interests – Cars and motoring journalism, fast motorcycles, slow motor caravans and battling with Beethoven through a piano board.

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