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About Us...

Wessex Local Medical Committees (LMCs) is the only statutory representative body for GPs and their Practices, operating across the counties of Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Bath & North East Somerset, and Wiltshire.  We also provide services to the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, representing in total, around 491 Practices and 3310 GPs, whether Partners, Salaried GPs, or freelance locums. We exist solely to represent, advise, and support GPs and their Practices.

Map of the Wessex area

The Committees we represent are:


Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

BSW (BaNES, Swindon, Wiltshire)

Each Committee is elected by the GP constituents it covers, and is entirely independent.  These LMCs have formed a Secretariat comprising the elected Chairman and Vice-Chairman of each LMC.  This Secretariat employs the Chief Executive of Wessex LMCs, Dr Nigel Watson, and through him, a Directorate, and Administrative Team, and together they run the Chandler's Ford office

All LMCS are funded by a statutory levy which is collected from Practices, and is based on the number of patients registered at that Practice.  The amount is set by the Secretariat and reviewed annually.  It funds the office and Officers of the LMC, as well as the individual Committees.  The Wessex LMC staff supports each LMC separately, and this pooling of resources and expertise allows great economy of scale, ensuring each LMC gets much more for its money than everyone having its own office and staff.

The Role of the LMC

For more detailed information on the work of the LMCs please see GPC - The work of the LMC in England and Wales

Latest Wessex LMCs Newsletters...

Click here to view all the latest newsletters and communications from our CEO, Dr Nigel Watson and team of Primary Care Directors

Notification of Practice Changes...

Please can practices keep us informed if there are any changes to your practice workforce, in particular to your GPs, Nurses, other health care professionals and Practice Managers as we are no longer receiving updates from the PCSE. Also, please update us if your practice has merged or you are planning to do so, in order that we can keep our database as up to date as possible and ensure relevant information is sent to the correct people.

Therefore, going forward can we kindly ask you to please complete the attached “Notification of Practice Changes” form and email it to the LMC office ( with any relevant changes so we can ensure our records are as accurate as possible. Many thanks for your continued help in this matter.

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