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The Dorset Local Medical Committee

The Committee of the Dorset LMC meets 6 times a year, and  currently consists of 25 members, elected from 6 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, the Chief Executive/Treasurer of the Wessex LMC, and a Trainee GP.   The Committee also has 2 Practice Manager Representatives and space for an Educational Representative from HEE both as Invitees to the Committee. Dorset LMC co-opts:

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.

An Executive Sub-Committee has been created, consisting of the LMC Chairman, the Vice Chairman, LMC Chief Executive and three other members, that deals with urgent matters and examines areas needing detailed consideration. In addition, members serve on several other Committees both locally and nationally.

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 - Dorset Local Medical Committee 

Dr Jonathan Evans (Dorset)

Jon qualified at Kings College Hospital and is a full time senior partner in a Dorset market town, training and dispensing practice serving 16,000 patients on two sites.  Jon is also the Clinical Commissioning Group lead for the practice. 

Jon's clinical interests include sports medicine, aviation medicine and minor surgery. I also enjoy participating in our practice education and training programme, having responsibility for medical student and retained doctor teaching. 

Jon is currently the chair of the nearby Blandford Community Hospital Management Group, working closely with primary care, community hospital services, patient groups and social services. Elected to the Dorset LMC soon after joining his practice, Jon has held a wide number of LMC posts gaining valuable experience and evolving with the Committee over almost thirty years - currently chairman of Dorset LMC and until 2021 was Chair of the Secretariat. 

Jon's interest in the broader picture also led to his involvement in PCG's, PCT's and practice based commissioning, where he has held a number of positions including Clinical Governance lead and CHD lead.  

Jon finds his work as a member of a busy primary care team very rewarding which gives him valuable insight into the ever changing demands and challenges of general practice. 

Vice-Chair

Dr Simon Wright (Dorset)

Simon Wright is a GP working in Wimborne, Dorset who qualified as a doctor in 2008 from the University of Birmingham, and as a GP in 2012. He takes pride in calling himself a generalist, but also enjoys medical education and law. When not at work he likes to practice getting faster on his bicycle!

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