Lancashire Pennine LMC covers the area of Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire. It takes in the large town of Blackburn, the market towns of Darwen and Burnley and the boroughs of Hyndburn, Rossendale, Pendle and Ribble Valley. It is divided into localities coterminous with the two Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The Committee represents all GPs within the constituency and currently has 13 members, including a non-Principal GP specifically to represent the views of sessional and locum doctors. The representation is divided into the localities as shown in the table below.

The Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of every other month.

Lancashire Pennine

2022 Local Medical Committee Meetings

  • Wednesday 26th January
  • Wednesday 23rd March 
  • Wednesday 25th May 
  • Wednesday 27th July 
  • Wednesday 28th September 
  • Wednesday 24th November 

The Officers of the committee are:

  • Chair: Dr Mike Doherty
  • Vice Chair: Dr Aliya Bhat
  • Treasurer: Dr Jane Eccles
  • Secretary: Peter Higgins
  • Executive Lead: Ross McDuff
  • LMC Support Officer: Mikaela George

Your local representatives are:

Blackburn & DarwenDr J Randall
Dr P Mashar
Dr M Garg
Dr M Moosa
Ribble ValleyDr M Wright
Dr M Doherty
HyndburnDr J Skaria
Dr J Eccles
Dr A Bhat
BurnleyDr G Dubey
Dr Y Patel
PendleDr S Jackson
Dr M H Manzur
RossendaleDr Y Sheikh
Dr T Wade
Non-Principal DoctorDr A Qureshi