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Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee and the General Practice Task Force are based in the office base at Heritage Gate, Norman House, Ground Floor, Friar Gate, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 1NU.

The office is open 5-days a week (excluding bank holidays), from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 16:30 on Friday.

Senior Management Team

Chief Executive, LMC

Dr Kath Markus takes the LMC lead on representing general practice within Derbyshire, focusing on commissioning negotiations with the CCG and other providers. She also ensures the GP voice is heard within the wider Joined Up Care Derbyshire and as a former GP partner in Chesterfield she brings a wealth of experience in supporting GPs in professional and business matters. Her normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Contact: ddlmc.office@nhs.net or 01332 210008

Medical Director, GPTF

Dr Susie Bayley heads up the multitude of GPTF projects and together with Claire provides the strategic link to the CCG, NHSE and Health Education England to ensure GPTF remains the provider of choice for support to general practice across Derbyshire. As a former GP Partner in Derby she fully understands the current pressures on general practice and leads on providing projects to relieve these pressures. Her normal working days are Monday and Wednesday.

Contact:  Susie.Bayley1@nhs.net or 01332 210008 

Director, GPTF Projects and Practice Support

Claire Leggett leads on the management of GPTF projects, ensuring the delivery of high quality to support across the wide range of GPTF activity. She supports all GP practices across Derby and Derbyshire through practice intelligence gathering, information sharing and signposting. She supports business development for practices through the GPTF Change facilitator network, PCNs, external agencies and the wider NHS. Her normal working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Contact: Claire.Leggett1@nhs.net or 01332 210008

Director, Business Support and Contracts

David Gibbs works closely with the network of practice managers to provide support and guidance on all aspects of general practice management. He is the lead on GP Contracts, Regulations and Directions and is the first port of call for queries from practices. He provides a link to the CCG, NHSE, CQC and PCSE for operational matters. His normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Contact: David.Gibbs2@nhs.net or 01332 210008

Operations Manager

Sue Latham is the primary senior management link to the Administration Team and leads on all aspects of the management of the LMC and GPTF to facilitate the support to practices. This includes our HR, Finance, IT, Premises management and Health and Safety. As a former Practice Manager she is well versed in the complexities of the management functions within the NHS. Her normal working days are Monday to Friday (10:00 to 15:00).

Contact: Susan.Latham6@nhs.net or 01332 210008

Administration Team

PA to CE and Business Support Officer

Andrea How provides administrative and clerical support to the LMC.  She works as a Personal Assistant to the LMC Executive and Senior Management Team and administers the LMC and Executive meetings. She also co-ordinates the LMC and GPTF Communications and provides a central point of access to information and resource for the LMC, GPTF and GP practices. Her normal working days are Monday to Friday.

Contact: ddlmc.office@nhs.net  or 01332 210008

Project Coordinator

Laura Grainger provides the primary support on all GPTF projects. She works closely with Susie, Claire and the individual Project Leads to provide all aspects of support to the projects, including communications, events management, finance and general administration. Her normal working days are Monday to Friday.

Contact: ddlmc.gptf@nhs.net or 01332 210008

Accounts Administrator

Sanah Emran provides all aspects of financial and accounts administrative support to the LMC and GPTF Projects. Her normal working days are Monday to Wednesday.

Contact: ddlmc.office@nhs.net or 01332 210008

Business Support Apprentice

Patrycja Sobolewska (known as Ola) is undertaking an apprenticeship programme with the LMC, through Derby College. Ola is studying towards a Level 2 in Business administration. She provides administrative and clerical support to the LMC, GPTF and office colleagues. Her normal working days are Monday to Friday.

Contact: ddlmc.gptf@nhs.net or 01332 210008