Lancashire and Cumbria LMCs have been a member of the LMC Buying Groups Federation since 2012 to deliver savings to practices without creating any additional work or inconvenience.
Membership entitles practices to discounts on products and services provided by the Buying Group’s suppliers.
Membership is free and there is no obligation on practices to use all the suppliers. However, practices can save thousands of pounds a year just by switching to Buying Group suppliers. To view the pricing and discounts on offer you need to log-in to the Members section of the Buying Group website.
By registering with the Buying Group’s website: you can view all the suppliers’ pricing, contact details and request quotes. The Buying Group also offers any member practice a free cost analysis which demonstrates how much money your practice could save just by swapping to buying group suppliers.
What is the Purpose of LMC Buying Groups?
The objective of the LMC Buying Group is to obtain, through negotiation with suppliers, the best possible discounts on a range of goods and services, which practices regularly buy, minimising practice expense and maximising income, and saving GPs and Practice Managers the trouble of ‘shopping around’ to obtain value for money. There is no compulsion for practices to use the recommended suppliers and it doesn’t cost them a penny. This is seen as an added value service, which the LMC can extend to its constituent practices free of charge.