Dr John Canning is Treasurer and Director of the General Practitioners Defence Fund (GPDF) which is an institution set up in 1911 following Lloyd George’s National Insurance Act. It is a limited company and exists to promote general practice. It operates within the framework of the British Medical Association but is not part of it.

The GPDF is looking for a historian who would write its history. It’s not looking for a date by date history but a critical history – by all accounts it has had some colourful clashes with the institutional medical bodies. Most of the Fund’s archives are in BMA House in London.

If you are interested in such a project, please contact Dr Canning directly to discuss the project and the financial aspects.

His details are: [email protected]