Local Medical Committees (LMCs) are a stable part of the NHS landscape and have been in place, supporting GPs, for over a century. Recognised in statute under the NHS Act as the representative organisation for NHS general practice, LMCs remain the only independent, elected, representative body for local GPs, providing advice, guidance and support on a range of issues that affect general practice. They are made up of practising GPs and practice staff elected by local GPs.
London LMCs in 27 boroughs across the Capital have, over time, decided to work together and Londonwide LMCs is the overarching organisation that supports and represents those committees and their constituent practices and practitioners. We provide LMCs, practices and practice staff with support and guidance on pan-London and local issues, via our primary care, medical director, communications, resources, GP support and training directorates.
Londonwide LMCs is the clinically led independent voice of GPs in the capital. We aim to secure the future of general practice in London through our work with all partners in the health and social care sector and beyond and by supporting and representing over 7,000 GPs and 1,100 practices in London through the 27 locally elected committees that we serve. We ensure that London’s GPs and their practices have access to the information and support they need to help them provide the best possible service to their patients.
Our vision is to value, care for and protect practices, practice staff and patients across London.
We provide support for individual GPs who may be experiencing problems at work through our GP support team made up of expert advisors and practising GPs.
We also provide development and training for practice staff through our Londonwide Enterprise Ltd (LEL) subsidiary. LEL provides services that go beyond our core work such as supporting practices that require enhanced GP support, help with business planning or financial savings through the Londonwide Buying Group.