Tim BallardThe chief guest at the 2014 Preston Health Mela will be Dr Tim Ballard, Vice Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Ballard is a single handed principal in a small rural dispensing practice. He has been a trainer in Wiltshire since 1st February 1997.

His practice is very rural with an area of 400 square miles, providing all standard services. Dr Ballard is on the Family Planning list and accredited for Minor Surgery, and developed particular experience in the assessment and training of doctors in difficulty.

Dr Ballard’s College responsibilities have included Appointed to the MRCGP Panel of Examiners 1996. Between 1999-2004 he was Convenor of the Simulated Surgery Group, and was elected Representative to Exam Board 1998-2001.