Local Medical Committee

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Local Medical Committees

What is a local medical committee (LMC)?

LMCs are local representative committees of NHS GPs and represent their interests in their localities to the NHS health authorities.

They interact and work with – and through – the General Practitioners Committee as well as other branch of practice committees and local specialist medical committees in various ways, including conferences.

LMCs are not regional BMA offices. If you wish to contact the BMA regional office please contact us or phone 0300 123 1233 .

See a model constitution for an LMC  (Word - May 2013)
Get details of the non-statutory function of LMCs


Find your LMC

Get involved and look up the contact details for your local LMC office, including postal address, telephone numbers and emails.


Support and resources for LMCs

LMC negotiation training

The BMA have organised negotiation skills training for LMCs, which will be provided by the BMA member relations team, and funded by the GPDF.

This will be a one-day course on how to develop negotiating skills that will enable participants to become an effective and successful negotiator.

The aim of the course is to enable understanding of different types of negotiating principles, identifying the different phases of negotiation, recognising the habits of success, understanding the importance of preparation as well as recognising ways to handle breakdowns.

There are 20 events planned across England, which are free to attend for all LMC members, paid for by the GPDF. Note that travel expenses will not be covered by GPDF, although lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Register for a course near you


Sessional GPs and LMCs

The BMA has produced guidance to address the under-representation of sessional GPs on local medical LMCs and to encourage communication and engagement between GPs and LMCs.

Despite a willingness to encourage sessional GPs and LMCs to engage with each other, there has been a lack of progress. Frustrations are clearly felt on both sides.

Read more and download the guidance

Webcasts relevant to LMCs

Motion writing (Thursday 16 Feb 2017 - 6:00 pm)  

GP retention scheme (Thursday 11 May 2017 - 6:00 pm)