Find your LNC

As an independent trade union, the BMA is dedicated to protecting individual members and the collective interests of doctors and dentists in the workplace. Find your nearest LNC to get support.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Thursday 12 January 2023
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Find your LNC

To find out more about LNCs and how to get involved in your nearest committee, get in contact using the details below.

England

If you’re a doctor in England, we can put you in direct contact with the industrial relations officer or assistant secretary responsible for your LNC.

List of trust IRO's (PDF)

Call us on 0300 123 1233 or email [email protected] with details about where you work.

Northern Ireland

The BMA has an LNC in every trust in Northern Ireland. Find out who to contact if you would like to get involved:

Belfast Trust
Dr Laurence Burke
[email protected]

South Eastern Trust
Dr Stephen Moore
[email protected]

Northern Trust
Dr David Farren
[email protected]

Southern Trust
Dr Clodagh Corrigan
[email protected]

Western Trust
Dr John Doherty
[email protected]

PHA
Dr Ciara McLaughlin
[email protected]

Single lead employer
Dr Adam Flynn
[email protected]

SPPG (Strategic Planning & Performance Group) Dr Ciara McLaughlin
[email protected]

Scotland

The BMA has an LNC in almost every territorial health board in Scotland and in non-territorial special health boards who employ doctors directly.

Most junior doctors will be employed by one of the lead employers in the north (NHS Grampian), east (NHS Lothian) or west (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde), while all GP trainees and some national programmes will be employed directly by NHS Education for Scotland.

To find out what’s going on in each LNC, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re not sure which LNC you should contact, call us on 0300 123 1233 or email [email protected] with details about where you work.

BMA LNCJDS

BMA LNCJDS, also known as local junior doctors committees, are the bodies that represent junior doctors locally and replace the former BMA RJDCs (regional junior doctors committees) in Scotland.

These are subcommittees of the BMA LNCs (local negotiating committees) of the lead employer boards.

Junior doctors in Scotland are employed by one of four employer boards – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Lothian, NHS Grampian and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) for the duration of their training (foundation, core or specialty training programmes).

Understanding LNCJDS

Junior doctor subcommittees (LNCJDS) are established in three of the Lead Employer board LNCs:

  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • NHS Lothian
  • NHS Grampian

NES employed junior doctors are represented by the NES LNC.

Any junior doctor can attend LNCJDS meetings. BMA member services staff also attend to provide advice on contractual matters and to give background on issues which may have been active for some time as well as details of local engagement activities. Each year, each LNCJDS nominates representatives to SJDC (Scottish junior doctors committee). LNCJDS representatives must continue to attend their local meetings if appointed to SJDC.

LNCJDS can refer to SJDC any matters of concern, which either cannot be resolved locally (perhaps in conjunction with the other local BMA committees) or matters that may have implications for other regions and nationally.

All BMA members of the LNCJDS will be accredited as a representative of medical staff in accordance with the rules of the BMA are therefore afforded the rights of accredited representatives, including reasonable paid time off to carry out their role and training.

LNCJDS meetings

Contact your LNCJDS to find out when the next meeting will be held: