Dr John Givans, former chief executive of YOR Local Medical Committee Ltd (YORLMC Ltd), has been awarded the title of Honorary President of YORLMC Ltd.
The presentation was made by Dr Douglas Moederle-Lumb, the current chief executive of YOR which was set up to provide a service for all GPs and practice managers in the region. The award is in recognition of John Givans’ significant contribution, over many years, supporting GPs and their practices across Bradford & Airedale and North Yorkshire.
John Givans was a partner in a Harrogate practice from the late 1960s until 1991 and also had a long association with Local Medical Committees (LMCs) which are the local representative bodies for GPs.
He was elected a member of the West Riding LMC in 1970 and North Yorkshire LMC in 1973.
He was appointed as Medical Secretary of North Yorkshire LMC in 1984 and of Bradford LMC in 1988 and continued as chief executive of both LMCs, under the umbrella of YORLMC Ltd, until December 2008.