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

2021 Local Medical Committee Meetings

  • 27th January
  • 24th March
  • 26th May
  • 28th July
  • 22nd September
  • 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: Abigail Askew
  • LMC Support Officer: Mikaela George

Your local representatives are:

Blackburn & DarwenDr J Randall
Dr P Mashar
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