The BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire Local Medical Committee

The Committee of the BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire LMC meets 6 times a year, and consists of 22 members, elected from 5 constituencies. In addition there is provision for the Committee to co-opt one GP to represent a particular area of expertise not otherwise represented on the Committee, a Trainee GP, and the Chief Executive or Treasurer of Wessex LMCs. The Committee can also have 3 Practice Manager Invitees (preferably one in each area)

BSW LMC has co-opted the following members:

  • the Chief Executive of Wessex LMCs
  • GPC Representative

BSW currently has the following Invitees

  • 3 Practice Manager Invitees
  • 1 Military Invitee

The Committee can also invite ‘Observers’, who may participate in the debates, but do not have a vote, and in BSW these include all Directors of the Wessex LMCs.

Elections are held every two years under the terms of the LMC constitution, and all GPs are eligible for nomination and election. Sessional GPs i.e. those who are not Partners, may choose to stand in their geographical area, or for sessional seats.

Chair

Dr Tony Downey

Tony qualified in 1989 from Leeds University and undertook his junior hospital and GP training in West Yorkshire. Following that Anthony took up a partnership in Co. Durham for 3 years and then joined his wife in a 2-handed practice in Cornwall where he stayed for 7 years. Following which Anthony moved to Wiltshire in 2003 where he joined a small practice in Devizes, becoming senior partner in 2011, joining the LMC in 2004 and elected to Chairman of the Wiltshire LMC in 2012.

Vice-Chair

Dr Julia Gregg (Vice Chair of Wessex LMCs Board)

Julia qualified in 2005 from University of Bristol and has trained and practiced locally since completing Foundation jobs in Cheltenham/Gloucester and GP Training in Swindon. She worked as a salaried GP in a Swindon practice for 9 years, and during that time married and had 2 children with her husband who is a graphic designer. She took up a partnership in a recently merged super-partnership in Swindon in 2020, navigating the challenges of the pandemic and working at board level, and completed the HFMA Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management with a distinction in Personal Effectiveness and Leadership. In 2024 she embarked upon a portfolio career which has allowed her to increase her LMC commitments and explore new avenues such as GP appraisals and out of hours work, alongside working as a locum in Swindon and North Wiltshire. Outside of work she enjoys an active life with hobbies in dinghy sailing and competes in a Women’s Football League. She is passionate about General Practice as a profession and the role of the LMC in supporting it.

 

Why Become a Wessex LMCs Committee Member