The National Association of General Practitioners (LHV) has to look for a new chairman now that Mirjam van ‘t Veld is stepping down from this position in March. According to a statement, the LHV and Van ‘t Veld have come to the conclusion that ‘the current phase of the association calls for a different chairman’.
The procedure with a nomination committee will now be started to attract a new chairman. Until then, GP Aard Verdaasdonk will act as chairman, which this vice-chairman has been doing since last year, after Van ‘t Veld was out due to illness.
The LHV says that the decision to leave Van ‘t Veld, who took office in July 2021, was taken ‘in good consultation’ and after a ‘joint conclusion’. After returning from Van ‘t Veld’s illness, it was ‘difficult to reconnect with each other’, according to the general practitioners’ organization. According to the LHV, it is ‘a turbulent time’, ‘not in the least’ because of the decision-making about and now the implementation of the Integrated Care Agreement.