It’s local GPs that make up the LMC and we have a great list of benefits for our GP members. The LMC pulls together for every local GP to make sure your voice is heard.

Our History

We work with our local doctors and GP practices to ensure that our working conditions and environments are beneficial to both our patients and ourselves.

The origin of Local Medical Committees dates as far back as 1911 with the introduction of the National Health Insurance Bill. With the formation of the NHS in 1948 LMCs continued with some responsibilities. In 1974 the Trade Union and Industrial Relations Act led to the BMA being recognised as the Trade Union representing the Medical Profession. The LMC is not a trade union but represents local GPs with local issues.

In 2004 under the General Medical Services contract, LMCs acquired responsibilities involving (inter alia) enhanced services, the quality outcomes framework, practice contracts, contract review and dispute resolution. As an independent, self-financing body with statutory and other functions, The LMC in Ayrshire is the representative body of all GPs, including trainees, structured to provide them with support whatever their contractual status. It is the only elected professional body that represents the views of local GPs at national, regional and local level.

It is also a dual committee with the GP Sub-Committee of the Area Medical Committee, and provides advice to the Health Board about the operation of medical services through this mechanism. Members of the LMC also represent the area sitting on the Scottish General Practitioners Committee.

What We do

A diligent and attentive network of local expertise to support and represent all area GPs.
It’s local GPs that make up the LMC. It’s the LMC that pulls it together for every local GP. Here’s where we come in:

To promote general practitioners and general practice in Ayrshire and Arran.
As a focus and sounding board for area issues and professional GP challenges.
As a filter for change management in GPs’ working lives.
To support general practitioners in Ayrshire and Arran who face particular difficulties.
To support GPs and practices in Ayrshire and Arran in the provision of general medical and other services offered to patients.
As an influential partner for NHS Primary Care Management in all matters that affect GPs.
As an inclusive voice and representation for area GPs at local, regional and national level.

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