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Jaswant Bilkhu


Dr Jas Bilkhu established and headed the five partner General Practices for 27 years before moving on to a teaching and training role at the University of Nottingham. As Postgraduate Medical Dean for the East Midlands area he led a large team overseeing the postgraduate training of doctors in all specialties and allied health professionals .He chaired numerous local ,regional and national committees and was Provost for the Vale of Trent faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He established and ran the world’s first Diploma in Prison Medicine which brought the education of prison doctors into mainstream medicine.In 2005 he was president of the Nottinghamshire Medico Chirurgical Society.

After retirement he was invited by the Local Medical Committee to chair

‘The GP and Staff Education Committee’ the role he performed for 8 years.

He still leads their Pastoral Network which provides support for GPs in difficulty.

He was a charter member of the Nottingham West Lions Club and has helped to raise a considerable amount for various charities over the years. He is currently an Ambassador for Nottinghamshire Hospice and a Marie Curie Patron.

He was the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire in 2015 and is now a Deputy Lieutenant  for the County.