Representing the general practitioners of the Counties of Worcestershire & Herefordshire

Worcestershire & Herefordshire Local Medical Committees

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About the Worcestershire Local Medical Committee

Worcestershire LMC has recently incorporated so all services and website will now be provided by Worcestershire Local Medical Committee Ltd.

Worcestershire Local Medical Committee is the elected statutory body representing the interests of all the family doctors working in the county of Worcestershire. The LMC provides assistance for general practitioners on all matters relevant to general practice such as NHS Regulations, GMS and PMS contracts, GPs Terms and Service of Conditions, complaints and partnership issues. The LMC represents GPs in discussion with local and regional health authorities. The pastoral role of the LMC is the key function.

The LMC consists of GPs elected by constituency across the county of Worcestershire. We also co-opt representatives who deal with areas of particular interests such as rural dispensing. There are representatives of the Non-Principals Group and GP Registrars. The committee meets monthly at The Charles Hastings Education Centre in Worcester and has an office based in Redditch. The LMC has very close links with the General Practitioners Committee West Midlands covering the 13 LMCs across the whole of the West Midlands. The GPCWM website has a great deal of information of use to GPs and can be found at www.gpcwm.org.uk.

In addition to the NHS Statutory duties and GP support role, Worcestershire LMC takes an active role promoting GPs interests both locally and nationally with the media, other health organisations and local Members of Parliament. Members attend all the major Medico-Political conferences annually. (BMA Annual Representatives Meeting, LMC Conference and LMC Secretaries Conference.) Our secretary, Dr Simon Parkinson is also the GPC representative for Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Coventry.

The LMC is an independent self financing body, paid for by a levy of GPs earnings. We are not a trade union but have a statutory role within the NHS. When the National Insurance bill was first introduced in 1911 locally elected committees of general practitioners were given statutory recognition as the representative voice of the panel doctors. The 1911 Act introduced by Lloyd George was the forerunner of a national health service and the LMCs have continued to function and develop through all the changes in the NHS since that time. The statutory role of the LMCs has been enshrined by successive acts including the original NHS Act and subsequent legislation. In 1989 the NHS extended the LMC role to include representation of all GPs whatever their contractual status. (i.e. GMS, PMS and APMS doctors.)

 

Worcestershire Local Medical Committee Ltd:

Registered as a Limited Company
Registered in England - No.6236780
Registered office: St Stephens Surgery, Adelaide Street, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 4AL

About the Herefordshire Local Medical Committee

Herefordshire LMC

Herefordshire Local Medical Committee is the elected statutory body representing the interests of all the family doctors working in the county of Herefordshire. The LMC provides assistance for general practitioners on all matters relevant to general practice such as NHS Regulations, GMS and PMS contracts, GPs Terms and Service of Conditions, complaints and partnership issues. The LMC represents GPs in discussion with local and regional health authorities. The pastoral role of the LMC is the key function.

The LMC consists of GPs elected by constituency across the county of Herefordshire. We also at times co-opt representatives to deal with areas of particular interests.

The committee meets regularly at the Post Graduate Centre at Wye Valley Trust Hereford.

The LMC has very close links with the General Practitioners Committee West Midlands covering the 13 LMCs across the whole of the West Midlands. The excellent Regional LMC website has a great deal of information of use to GPs including links and a full searchable database on the nGMS contract documentation. Look at www.wrlmc.co.uk.

In addition to the NHS Statutory duties and GP support role, Herefordshire LMC takes an active role promoting GPs interests both locally and nationally with the media, other health organizations and local Members of Parliament. Members attend all the major Medico-Political conferences annually. (BMA Annual Representatives Meeting, LMC Conference and LMC Secretaries Conference.)

The LMC is an independent self-financing body, paid for by a levy of GPs earnings. We are not a trade union but have a statutory role within the NHS. When the National Insurance bill was first introduced in 1911 locally elected committees of general practitioners were given statutory recognition as the representative voice of the panel doctors. The 1911 Act introduced by Lloyd George was the forerunner of a national health service and the LMCs have continued to function and develop through all the changes in the NHS since that time. The statutory role of the LMCs has been enshrined by successive acts including the original NHS Act and subsequent legislation. In 1989 the NHS extended the LMC role to include representation of all GPs whatever their contractual status. (i.e. GMS, PMS and APMS doctors.)

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