Role of the LMC

Local Medical Committee (LMC) is an independent, statutory and self-financing body recognised by successive Acts of Parliaments, as the body with both statutory and non-statutory roles in representing, advising and supporting General Practitioners (GPs) and their practices within an identified area. It works closely with the General Practice Committee (GPC) of British Medical Association to influence decisions relating to delivery of NHS services by GPs and their practices.

Statutory roles of LMC are those concerned mostly with the interest of the individual General Practitioner in relation to his/her contract with NHS England, or other Primary Care Organisations acting as employing organisations (including GP practices) and the continuing dialogue between the LMC and NHS England/CCGs.

Non-statutory roles of LMC include but not limited to:

Detailed understanding of the roles of LMC can be gained by reading these documents which have been produced by the General Practice Committee (GPC) of BMA.