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The Dorset Local Medical Committee

The Committee of the Dorset LMC meets 5 times a year, and consists of 29 members, elected from 5 constituencies.  In addition, there is provision for the Committee to co-opt one GP to represent a particlualr area of expertise not otherwise represented on the Committee, the Chief Executive/Treaurer of the Wessex LMC, and a Trainee GP.  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 - Wessex LMCs Secretariat

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 more recently chairman of Wessex LMCs. 

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 Roberta King (Bournemouth & Poole)

Roberta King has been a GP partner in Bournemouth for over 20 years, and is also a local GP Trainer and Appraiser. 

Roberta takes an active role in medial politics and has been Vice Chair of the Dorset LMC since 2008 and has sat on the Member Agenda Committee for the national LMC Conference since 2011.  Roberta's particular interest is the leadership role of women in the NHS, which she feels deserves a particular focus in the evolving health care environment. 

With 3 children, aged 20, 18 and 15, Roberta now spends much of her free time being able to enjoy a range of water sports, including surfing.

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