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Dr Teck Keong Khong

General Medical Practitioner and Forensic Physician, and Parliamentary Candidate of the Conservative Party

Dr Teck Khong read medicine at Sheffield University and law at Cardiff University. Although his medical practice is in Leicester, Dr Khong also consults at the Out-of-Hours medical centre in Danetre Hospital, Daventry. Additionally, he is a forensic physician for the Northamptonshire Police.

He is a member of the Local Medical Committee, a past-president of the Leicestershire and Rutland Division of the BMA and a past-president of the Leicestershire Medico-Legal Society. Although he has not been selected for the 2010 General Election, he remains an approved parliamentary candidate of the Conservative Party.

A COMPASSIONATE, COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO POLITICS

Dr Khong was encouraged by the late Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, Conservative Cllr. Anna Pullen, his patients and his colleagues, to put his powerful social advocacy and professional insight into healthcare policies to good use in politics. Within months of passing his PAB in 2002, he fought Labour in their stronghold at the local elections and then convened a Policy Forum on Health in 2003, which included Andrew Lansley. He accepted, as a late candidate to stand in Bradford North in 2005. Since then, he has set up an association branch, discussed the formation of a candidates’ community action group (Spectrum) with former Party Chairman Francis Maude in 2006, and re-contested the local elections in 2007 with vastly improved Conservative results. He has also devoted much time and energy in devising and trialling hybrid health scheme with AIG, visiting Singapore’s health system, and planning a health and social care policy study group at the Royal Society of Medicine.

As someone who has worked in the NHS since 1977, he fervently believes in the universality of healthcare but believes that the system is only sustainable if everyone not only contributes directly towards it but also becomes a responsible owner of its facilities and services.

At a structural level, the artificial divide between primary and secondary care has always been an anathema for Dr Khong. His advocacy of seamless patient care is evinced by papers presented as the GP representative to the BMA Working Party on Medical Chambers in 2002 and the establishment of the Leicestershire Health Consortium in 2006.

To avoid inappropriate constraints of government policies on any professional or service group – teachers, the police, doctors, nurses, etc. – Dr Khong believes the best way to ensure that high quality of work and advances is not compromised is to involve grassroots members at the design stage of new policies.

In other spheres of public life, he founded a local conservation group, supports the work of British Chinese Project and has been a member of the Racist Incidents Panel of Leicestershire. Dr Khong maintains close contact with friends in other parts of the Commonwealth as he believes that there is much potential for mutual benefit to be developed with Britain, the linked relations that the United Kingdom now has with the European Union and the United States of America notwithstanding.

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