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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 Nicola Prys-Jones (Dorset)

Nicola trained in Southampton and qualified as a doctor in 2004. She completed her GP vocational training in Dorset, working in all three local hospitals, before embarking on a portfolio GP career in the area. Nicola has enjoyed experiencing the breadth of general practice over the last 10 years. She has worked as a locum, salaried, retainer and out of hours GP in a range of practices and populations, both affluent and deprived, suburban and rural, before taking up her current position with Providence Surgery, Boscombe, in 2015.

Nicola is passionate about lifestyle medicine, providing good health care to all and reducing health inequalities in our most deprived communities. She combined general practice with working as a Forensic Medical Examiner for Dorset for three years. She currently gets great satisfaction from offering general medical care to Bournemouth Night Shelter and homeless populations, and supporting drug and alcohol rehabilitation via The Providence Projects.

Nicola balances work with a busy home life. She has two young daughters with whom she loves to bake and garden, and in any spare time she relaxes by paddle-boarding and reading.

Nicola has been an active member of Dorset LMC since 2014 and is looking forward to further contributing in her new role as Vice Chair. 

 

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