Mark Porter (anaesthetist)

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Mark Porter (born 1962 in Newcastle-under-Lyme)[1] is a consultant anaesthetist and chairman of the British Medical Association. He has been a consultant anaesthetist at University Hospital Coventry since 1998, specialising in obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia.[2]

He was said by the Health Service Journal to be the 24th most powerful person in the English NHS in December 2013.[3]

In December 2013 he warned the British Medical Association, 'The financial outlook is dire. The NHS is struggling just to keep pace. A growing and ageing population, public health problems like obesity, and constant advances in treatment and technology are all contributing to push NHS costs well above general inflation. The numbers overall are so bad that if the NHS was a country, it would barely have a credit rating at all.' [4]


  1. ^ Campbell, Denis (31 August 2012). "BMA's new leader: 'There's no evidence that a part-privatised NHS runs better'". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Denis (28 June 2012). "Dr Mark Porter, NHS champion, voted new head of British Medical Association". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "HSJ100 2013 The annual list of the most influential people in health". Health Service Journal. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "If NHS was a country it would barely have a credit rating: Damning verdict by BMA chief". Daily Mail. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 

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