What is an LMC?
LMCs (Local Medical Committees) have existed since 1911 by Statute to represent the interests of General Medical Practitioners who practice their skills and are recognised by the NHS Act 2006 as the elected professional body fulfilling that role.
The work of the LMC is both challenging and rewarding. Its main underpinning principle is to represent the interests of General Medical Practitioners both individually and as a class and to ensure fairness and transparency for the constituents.
The LMC represents the providers and consults with the Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England on several areas including:
- Planning and provision of Primary Care Services
- Enhanced Services
- List closure and assignment of patients
- QoF Monitoring and disputes
- Out of Hours arrangements
- Contract monitoring and disputes
- Premises quality standards
- Vacancies and practice splits.
The LMC can also work with you on a personal level
- Support and advice at times of difficulty
- Source of advice on a variety of matters – eg pensions
- GMC difficulties
- Advice on revalidation and appraisal