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What is the LNC doing for you and who are your reps?

Working for you

The BMA local negotiating committee is the recognised body to discuss and negotiate any local terms and conditions of service or working arrangements that apply to doctors and dentists employed directly by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

We are an elected group of doctors and dentists who are here to ensure that your terms and conditions are respected in all aspects of your work and to provide advice, guidance and support on any issues that matter to you.

We meet roughly every two months as a group to discuss the ongoing issues for the board as well as any national changes that are relevant. We also meet with managers in the joint local negotiating committee (JLNC) roughly every quarter.

We work closely with BMA Scotland to provide training events and meetings that are relevant to you and to colleagues in Dumfries and Galloway and we are always keen to hear from you on the key issues aff ecting staff throughout the board.

To do that, you need to know who we are, so please see take a look below to see who your rep. would be. Our individual contact details are included or you can get in touch.

Your representatives

Fiona Graham

Fiona Graham is the LMC salaried GP rep. She is a GP in New Galloway and also works in oncology and orthogeriatrics in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Contact: fi [email protected]

Maggie Gurney

Maggie is an associate specialist and clinical lead for Sexual Health Services based at Nithbank. Part of Women, Children and Sexual Health Directorate. She has recently taken on the role of secretary to the LNC. Contact: [email protected]

Sam Jackson

Sam is a Core Psychiatry Trainee and about to start his fourth year in Dumfries having trained here for FY2. He trained at Glasgow University and graduated in 2013.

Muhammad Kabeer

Joined LNC Jan 2017. Special interest of vascular access and diabetic foot.

Louise McPeake

Louise is the accredited BDS representative on the LNC and is a salaried GDP working in Newton Stewart. Contact: [email protected]

Dr Thalakunte Muniraju

Muni is a new member of the LNC and is a consultant nephrologist based in DGRI. Contact: [email protected]

Willis Peel

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, member of LNC committee since 2001. Contact: [email protected]

Sue Robertson

Sue is a part time associate specialist in the renal unit. She has been representing sas doctors both locally and nationally for over 10 years. She is also the Scotland Deanery SAS Programme co-lead. She has just started as LNC chair in 2017 and hopes they can continue to represent the interests of doctors working in D&G. Contact: [email protected]

Ranjit Thomas

Consultant Haematologist, Chairperson of the Area Medical Committee and Medical Staff Sub-Committee, and recently appointed member of LNC. Contact: [email protected]


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  • We are working in the background on issues that affect doctors locally in D&G whether they are members or not. Please get in touch with one of your LNC reps if you have an issue you wish us to help you with.