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Central Lancashire

Central Lancashire LMC covers the area of Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancs. It takes in the City of Preston and the market towns of Chorley, Leyland, Ormskirk and Skelmersdale. It is divided into localities coterminous with the three Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The Committee represents all GPs within the constituency (234 principals and 84 sessional GPs at the last count) and has representation based on 1 representative for every 21,652 population. In addition there are two non-principal positions specifically to represent the views of sessional and locum doctors.

The Committee meets on the second Wednesday each month at the Civic Centre Leyland.

The officers of the committee are:

Chair: Dr Andrew Littler, GP Skelmersdale

Vice Chair: Dr Tony Reid, GP Leyland

Treasurer: Dr Ganguli, GP Preston

Secretary: Mr Peter Higgins

Executive Lead: Jessica Tomlinson

Liaison Officer: Maria Mulberry

Your local representatives are:

Area

Name

Practice

Number

Greater Preston Dr E Craven Lostock Hall Medical 01772 518080
Dr J Eyre The Park Medical Practice 01772 726500
Dr PS Ganguli Fishergate Hill Surgery 0844 4127766
Dr M Jandu Briarwood Medical Centre 0844 4773038
Dr A Umapathy Lostock Hall Medical Centre 01772 518080
Dr GC Wallis Lytham Road Surgery 01772 716033
Dr P Methukunta Briarwood Medical Centre 0844 4773038
Dr SJ Shaw Geoffrey Street Surgery 01772 401760
Chorley & South Ribble Dr L Atherton Lytham Road Surgery 01772 716033
Dr P Blake Village Surgery 01772 613804
Dr JK Shah The Ryan Medical Centre 01772 335136
Dr U Kanitkar Moss Side Medical Centre 01772 623954
Dr AD Reid Worden Medical Centre 01772 423555
Dr SN Singh Clayton Brook Surgery 01772 313950
Dr R Yates Library House Surgery 01257 262081
Dr R Gokul Kingsfold Medical Centre 01772 746492
West Lancashire Dr D Bisarya Birleywood Health Centre 01695 725555
Dr R Jaidka Birleywood Health Centre 01695 725555
Dr A Bisarya Sandy Lane Health Centre 01695 736191
Dr S Dontula North Meols Medical Centre 0844 8112827
Sessional’s Dr S Baier Sessional GP

Message from the LMC Chairman, Dr Andrew Littler

Welcome to the website I hope you find it useful and a good source of information.

GPs and practice staff are now facing increasing challenges every day. New standards including those for revalidation and appraisal, the Care Quality Commission, increasing complaints and new QOF indications along with the proposed Primary Medical Services Assurance Framework means that GPs will be busier than ever. In over 20 years as a GP I have never seen things change at this rate.

In view of this, more than ever then is it likely that you will need the LMC.

To help with this we are restructuring the LMC to align with the CCGs and Local Area Team of NHS Lancashire. We also have new LMC members with all member vacancies filled, a situation which we have not had for some time. This will allow us to be more representative and give a broader viewpoint for our colleagues. We will also be looking at arranging new services such as Mentoring / HR / Financial Guidance yet still not losing sight of the main job to support our colleagues in everyday work such as complaints and partnership disputes.

So enjoy the website but please feel free to contact the LMC office should any queries remain unanswered.

Best Wishes,

Andrew Littler

If there is a vacancy for your area and you would like to be co-opted onto the LMC or observe one of our meetings please contact Maria maria.mulberry@nwlmcs.org

Preston Office

Consortium of Local Medical Committees
Ambulance Headquarters
449-451 Garstang Road
Preston
PR3 5LN

Tel: 01772 863806
Fax: 01772 860182

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