Key Facts about Derby and Derbyshire LMC
Comprises 15 elected members representing all GPs in levy paying practices
Meets bi-monthly on the first Thursday afternoon of each month
90% of GP practices contribute to the voluntary levy, which is the LMCs only source of income
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 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 80 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.