Sessional GP groups in Lancashire
The Lancashire Sessional GP Group is a formal group of GPs who meet bi-monthly in Preston from 19:00 – 21:00. Guest speakers are often arranged followed by a business meeting covering issues relevant to Sessional GPs including appraisal and revalidation. All Sessional GPs are welcome.
If you wish to attend any of the meetings or be added to the distribution list please contact Maria Mulberry.
Sessional GPs and LMCs
LMCs (local medical committees) are the statutory bodies that represent the interests of all GPs at a local level, and as membership organisations their strength lies in their ability to represent the entirety of the profession.
For sessional GPs, by not engaging with their local LMC, they are missing out on a range of support and opportunities. Sessional GPs also have a great deal to offer LMCs; they often have experience of working in many different practices and so can offer advice/opinion on issues that face many GPs across their area. They may work part time or hours different to practice hours, and/or because of a particular special interest may be best placed to attend meetings on behalf of the LMC.
For more information on Sessional GPs and LMCs guidance visit the BMA page
Many local and national issues have particular relevance to sessional and locum GPs. If you have a burning issue you would like to investigate or discuss please consider coming to one of our LMC meetings as an observer. If you would like to become an LMC Committee member elections are held every two years under the terms of the LMC constitution, and all GPs are eligible for nomination and election. Please send your details to office should you wish to be considered for election. To see who your LMC representatives are please see the following page the 5 LMCs.