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.

For all the LMCs, Member’s term of office is four years with half the committee retiring every two years. The positions of Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer are re-elected every two years.

How To Apply

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. For contact details of other members in the office please see our contact us page.

The Five LMCs