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Representing and supporting GPs and practices in Leeds

  • The LMC is the statutory body that represents all GPs in Leeds.
  • The LMC Committee is made up of GPs elected by their peers, representing approximately 700 GP constituents from 96 practices. It also includes GP trainee, practice manager and allied healthcare worker representatives. Meetings are held monthly.
  • The LMC officers and executive officers are responsible for GP and practice liaison, providing advice, coordinating meetings and events, and maintaining relationships with other organisations.
  • The LMC is the voice of general practice in Leeds.
  • The LMC is involved in the development of local pathways and supports implementation of these pathways at a practice and PCN level.
  • The LMC can provide advice on implementation of national policies at local level
  • The LMC supports cross system working by developing relationships with other primary care contractor groups.
  • The LMC provides input to any primary care strategies being developed.

Collaborative work

  • Seeking to improve Primary/Secondary care interface working, including meetings with acute trusts, driving forward shared action plans and engagement
  • Provide primary care input on prescribing committees and medication management issues in all areas
  • Working with other LMCs in West Yorkshire and with the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

Practice support

  • Responding to practice queries - performance, medical, contractual, legal, HR, disputes general support and guidance.
  • Contractual guidance for PCNs
  • Provide a two way link to the national BMA and GPCE teams
  • Conduct elections on behalf of PCNs as required

Pastoral support for all GPs

  • Supporting and advising GPs facing professional issues, complaints and dealing with stressful situations
  • Mediation between professionals
  • Mentoring programme for GPs and practice managers