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Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee (LMC) Constitution and Articles of Association

Key Facts about Derby and Derbyshire LMC:

  • Comprises of 27 elected members representing all GPs in levy paying practices.
  • Meets monthly on the first Thursday afternoon of each month.
  • 90% of GP practices contribute to the voluntary levy, which is the LMC's only source of income.

The Committee

All Local Medical Committees (LMCs) operating across the United Kingdom are recognised in statute as the local representative committee for independent GPs.
Derby and Derbyshire LMC is the ONLY committee with a statutory obligation to represent the interests of Derby and Derbyshire General Practitioners working in the National Health Service, irrespective of which type of medical services contract held. 

It has well over eighty statutory responsibilities in addition to being recognised as an expert body with a very considerable and unique corporate memory of the NHS, sadly lacking elsewhere because of continual reorganisation. 

The elected members and officers of Derby and Derbyshire LMC remain at the heart of the organisation. Acting under the elected members’ direction, the LMC liaises, engages and negotiates with and between NHS North Midlands, Public Health, Commissioning Managers, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and GP practices.