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Prof Sir Mayur Lakhani CBE


Mayur Lakhani is a practising GP Principal-Partner in Leicestershire where he has been in the same practice for 32 years.
He is a Board Member and Chair of the Clinical Executive of NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICS. He was a senior clinician on the national covid clinical assessment service (CCAS), and was instrumental in setting up the local Covid Medicines Delivery Unit and has recently completed training to be a Medical Examiner (RCPathME).

Mayur is Fellow of three medical royal colleges and a Senior Founding Fellow of FMLM. He is one of only ten GPs to have been elected both Chair and President of the RCGP, the UK’s largest medical royal college. He is the principal author of the landmark document, The future direction of general practice: a roadmap where he first advocated the idea of federations, the forerunners of primary care networks.

As President of RCGP, he launched a dynamic President’s Listening Campaign to increase engagement and give a voice to under-represented GPs  including an epoch making Black GPs initiative. He was Chair of the National Council for Palliative Care from 2008-2015 where he championed the cause of high-quality care at the end of life for all. He is now the Chair of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)- re-elected in 2022.  He was knighted in January 2023 in the King’s first ever honours list.

Read more about Professor Sir Mayur Lakhani's epoch-making Black GPs initiative: 
Better for us all — recent learning on how the Royal College of General Practitioners can reduce racism - PMC (


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