The Consortium of Local Medical Committees in Lancashire & Cumbria is a federation of five autonomous Local Medical Committees within Lancashire and Cumbria. It is an umbrella organisation providing services to 1800 GPs and 300 practices. This enables a critical mass of support, specialisation and expertise to be provided to the five LMCs, their General Practitioners and Practices. This is of benefit in dealing with high level negotiations with NHS England Area Teams, Clinical Commissioning Groups and other statutory bodies. It is also vital in providing the necessary level of support to individual GPs and practices.
The Chairmen and Treasurers of the LMCs meet with the officers of the Consortium to set the direction of travel and agree service priorities, share approaches to policy issues and exchange views. The budget for the Consortium Office is also approved at this level. LMCs determine their own budgets and working arrangements.
The Consortium has its base at an office in Broughton. It is led by Peter Higgins, Chief Executive, who is also secretary to the five LMCs.
The office also consists of the following members:
Stephen Toulmin – Executive Lead Morecambe Bay
Faye Ollis – Executive Lead Lancashire Coastal
Jessica Tomlinson – Executive Lead Central Lancashire
David Massey – Executive Lead Lancashire Pennine
Abigail Askew – Cumbria Liaison Officer & PA to Peter Higgins
Maria Mulberry – Lancashire Liaison Officer
Stevie Simpkin – HR Advisor
Sally Pern – Primary Care Leadership Development Officer
Rebecca Noblett – Events & Administrative Officer
For contact details for the above members, visit our Contact Us page.