local medical committee


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local medical committee

An elected body of GPs which represents the GPs of a particular health authority area. The LMC is self-funded via levies; its boundaries are the same as those of the Health Authorities.
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The Local Medical Committee, the statutory representative body of all GPs, recently undertook a survey.
Birmingham Local Medical Committee members sent a warning email to all the city's primary care trusts (PCT) on Tuesday just hours before one of the first confirmed cases in the UK was declared in Worcestershire and other suspected cases arose in Walsall and Birmingham.
Dr Ian Millington, secretary of Morgannwg Local Medical Committee and a GP in Swansea, said, "We have an aging population of doctors who in some areas could retire.
Their organisation, Morgannwg Local Medical Committee, claims non-emergency patients who need to be taken to hospital are too often left waiting at home or in doctor's surgeries.
The unanimous plea came from delegates at the BMA Scottish local medical committee annual conference in Clydebank.
Dr Phil White, Secretary of North Wales Local Medical Committee, said immediate action needed to be taken to ensure patients did not suffer.
Middlesbrough Council's health scrutiny panel will hear from Dr John Canning, secretary of the Cleveland Local Medical Committee, at its next meeting on Monday to find out what the position is locally to see if any practices in the town are at risk of closure due to GPs retiring and whether or not Middlesbrough is experiencing any difficulty in recruiting GPs to the area.
The Local Medical Committee has written to health bosses after complaints over vacant shifts at the service run from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan and the Maelor hospital Wrexham.
Liverpool Local Medical Committee chairman, Rob Barnett, said health workers were already being warned about the potentially "disastrous" effects of the financial situation.
But the Local Medical Committee (LMC) says any agreement will depend on some performance targets being relaxed so GPs have time to carry out the injections.
Birmingham Local Medical Committee members sent a warning email to bosses all the city's primary care trusts on Tuesday just hours before one of the first con- firmed cases in the UK was declared in Worcestershire and other suspected cases arose.
However, if the charging motion is passed by the British Medical Association's local medical committee conference, how these calls are treated will be down to the doctors' discretion.