Who we are and what we do for the capital's practices

 

Local Medical Committees (LMCs) are made up of practising GPs and practice staff elected by local GPs.  LMCs are bodies recognised in statute which are in place to represent the interests of all local GPs and their teams. Londonwide LMCs is the overarching organisation that represents 27 boroughs across the capital. We provide LMCs with support and guidance on pan-London and local issues, via our Sector, Communications, Resources and GP Support directorates.

Londonwide LMCs is the professional voice of London general practice. Providing specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of local and pan-London issues, our focus is helping practices to secure their future. In today's challenging health and social care environment it's a crucial role we undertake with passion, pride and professionalism. 

 

Our Team

Chief Executive
 

Dr Michelle Drage MB BS FRCGP Dip Med Ac has been Chief Executive of Londonwide LMCs since 2002 (a post shared jointly with Dr Tony Stanton prior to his retirement in 2010).  Previously, Michelle was LMC Secretary of the Middlesex LMCs since 1993.  Before that she was a GP Principal in West London for some thirteen years.  During that time she was a GP Trainer and also Postgraduate GP Tutor.

Michelle has been an elected regional representative on the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) since 1998 and was also a member of the negotiating team between 2004-2008.  She was previously joint chair of the GPC/Royal College of General Practitioners’ Joint Workforce Subcommittee, chair of the Statutes & Regulations Subcommittee, a member of the Primary Care Development Subcommittee and a co-opted member of the Part 1 Subcommittee (PMS).

She played a key role in securing additional resources for GPs through introduction of London Initiative Zone (LIZ) Educational Initiatives and Workforce flexibilities and was joint initiator of London Education and Service  Partnership initiative.

Michelle is the sole CEO of Londonwide LMCs and our subsidiary Londonwide Enterprise Limited.

Contact Dr Michelle Drage

 

 

Medical Directors

Our Medical Directors work closely with our Directors of Primary Care Strategy to provide leadership and support to Local Medical Committes in their sectors.  All our Medical Directors are experienced practicing GPs with a wealth of experience of both General Practice and the broader medical political field.  Medical Directors are an essential part of our sector team, they are in the unique position of having both extensive experience of General Practice as a GP and are actively building relationships with Local Health Authorities.

 

Dr Eleanor Scott MB,BS (London) MRCGP, LLM (MA) Cardiff University Law School, qualified from Guy's Hospital Medical School, London in 1982. Whilst working as a full time GP principal in Edgware, Eleanor was elected onto the Barnet LMC. She has served on numerous LMC subcommittees and has represented Barnet LMC at the LMC Conference and BMA/ARM Conference for many years.

Eleanor is also an elected member of the BMA's GP Committee.

Eleanor works closely with our GP Support Team. She has a keen interest in the legal aspects of medical practice and their application to GP Support and to her work as part of the Londonwide LMCs' Medical Director team.

 




 

 

Dr Julie Sharman MBBS, MSc(Econ), BSc Hons, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP, MRCGP, DPD qualified from St George’s, University of London in 1993, joining the profession late, after a career in the trade union movement.

Following rotation in Romford, Julie decided to become a GP and joined a practice in Haringey. She then went on to become a partner in Clarkenwell Medical Practice for two years, after which point Julie took the decision to set up her own practice in Hoxton.   She now works as a sessional GP.

Julie is a part-time member of the Londonwide LMCs team.  She joined the organisation following her personal experience of using Londonwide LMCs services in past turbulent times, and due to her desire to support other GPs during this time of great uncertainty.

 

 


 

Dr Elliott Singer is a GP partner in East London practice, he qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1997. Elliott was a Programme Director for Whipps Cross VTS and an Association Director for HENCEL covering parts of NE London. His current roles include Medical Director for Waltham Forest GPLHCC, GPSi minor surgery and Medical Director for Londonwide LMCs in GP Support and NE London Sector.

 

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell MA(Cantab) BM BCh (Oxon) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Cert Med Ed qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 2000. Lisa began her career as an obstetrics and gynaecology trainee in London before converting to general practice, qualifying in 2006.

Lisa has considerable clinical leadership experience at both strategic and operational levels. She has clinical commissioning experience, having held the posts of Clinical Commissioning Group Chairman and Senior Clinical Lead. She was also a Primary Care Trust GP Director of Commissioning, and has worked as a national clinical lead contracted by NHS England.

Lisa has extensive experience of LMCs having represented sessional doctors on her local LMC for the past six years and held the posts of Board Director and Medical Director at Essex LMCs.

Lisa works as a salaried GP in Essex. She is mother to three daughters, and enjoys running, cycling and assault courses.

 

Lisa Harrod-Rothwell

Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer MB BS BSc (Hons) DFRSH DRCOG MRCGP qualified from UCL medical school in 2003, and completed her GP training in Haringey in 2008. She continued to work in the capital as a salaried GP until relocating to her GMS partnership in Hertford in 2010. She continues to serve on the executive of her local Hertfordshire LMC.

Katie has considerable experience in representing colleagues at a national level for 15 years. She was a BMA junior doctor negotiator and deputy chair of the GP Trainees Subcommittee of the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) in 2007/8. She has served continuously on the GPC since then, recently becoming a regional representative following years of being elected from the Conference of LMCs. She was a member of the GPC’s Commissioning and Service Development subcommittee and now chairs the Representation Subcommittee, overseeing the current reforms to GPC.

Katie is Medical Director/LMC Secretary of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith, Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster, and Brent LMCs.

Katie is now a sessional GP and mother to two young boys.

 


 

Dr Asiya Yunus MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DFSRH, PGCert Health Management & Leadership completed her medical degree at Imperial College, and trained as a GP in Bloomsbury. Asiya has a long-standing interest in health management and leadership, completing a Leadership (Darzi) Fellowship at the Kings Fund in 2011.

Asiya is a Clinical Quality Director in the Transforming Primary Care Team at Healthy London Partnership and a central London GP. She has developed a series of recommendations on how to bring joy and meaning to working general practice as part of a project at Londonwide LMCs. Asiya has a keen interest in the wellbeing of staff and "joy in practice", a concept that is missing in a GP’s experience of primary care that can mitigate burnout and lead to happier staff and happier patients.

Asiya has worked with clinicians, patients and academics to show the value of quality improvement; empowering teams to use measurement to drive improvement across a healthcare system that has resulted in improved outcomes for patients. At UCLPartners, she led the deteriorating patient collaborative, across 15 acute trusts with a focus on: “doing our day job whilst continually improving it”.

Asiya is multi-lingual, and can speak five languages including Russian.

 

Asiya Yunus


 

Dr Jenny Law MBBS, DFFP, DRCOG, FRCGP trained at St Thomas’s Hospital, qualifying in 1981. She was in St Peter’s Chertsey and St Thomas’s Hospital for house jobs, before moving on to posts at Barts, Kingston, St George’s, St. Helier Carshalton and St Thomas’s hospitals.

Jenny then worked in reproductive health for a short time before doing GP training in Southwark. She was a GP partner in a practice in the North of Lambeth for 28 years where she now works in a sessional role.

Jenny has been Chair of Lambeth LMC since 2002, representing GPs in the borough to local stakeholders including the CCG, NHS England and the local Trusts.

Jenny's interests include cooking, reading, learning Hungarian and windsurfing.

  Jenny Law

 

Dr Vicky Weeks is one of two medical directors for North Central London and has been with Londonwide LMCs since 2013. She is a sessional GP in Hounslow and has been on Ealing, Hammersmith and Houslow LMC since 2002. Vicky sits on the GPC Sessional GP Subcommittee and was its chair from 2002 to 2016. Vicky was one of the national leads on appraisal and revalidation, along with the induction and refresher scheme and the retainer scheme, as part of the 10-point workforce plan. Vicky’s other interests include salaried GP contracts and representing salaried and sessional GPs. 

   

 

 

Board of Directors

Adam Jenkins (Chair)

Fergus McCloghry (Vice-Chair)

Chris Jowett (Treasurer)

Marek Jarzembowski

Mike Grenville

Oluwadamilola Adedayo

Paul O'Reilly

Rishi Chelvan

Robbie Bunt

 

Directors of Primary Care Strategy 

Jane Betts

Greg Cairns

Julie Freeman

 

Director of Resources

Paul Tomlinson

 

Director of GP Support Services 

Vicky Ferlia

 

Director of Communications and Marketing

Sam Dowling

 

Director of Workforce, Training and Innovation

Gill Rogers