Matt Mayer is a GP who currently practices clinically as a locum primarily working in out-of-hours and urgent care. Since first becoming a GP he has been heavily involved in medical politics and GP representation because, since the beginning, he has believed that GPs need someone supporting them and standing up for them. His medico-political journey started with him chairing the grassroots pressure group “GP Survival” and grew from there.
Currently Matt spends most of his time as Chief Executive of a large Local Medical Committee (LMC) and is also the Deputy Chair of the UK Conference of LMCs. He has also spent several years working in the BMA as a GP representative, in a variety of roles including sessional GP representation, leading on workload policy, and participating in national committees.
These varied roles have enabled him to gather a lot of experience in supporting GPs when they need help, giving them advice and guidance, and understanding what GPs need to do to ensure their safety and wellbeing as they do their jobs. If nobody looks after GPs then GPs are not able to look after patients, and this is why GP wellbeing and support has been the main focus of his career.
Matt is one of our GPs but also is our GP Wellbeing lead – assuring our GPs have someone they can turn to for support for professional wellbeing. As long as you have worked a shift with MCG Healthcare within the previous 6 weeks then you can contact Matt by speaking with your consultant who will arrange a wellbeing call