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The Hampshire & IOW Local Medical Committee

The Committee of the Hampshire and IoW LMC meets 5 times a year, and consists of 30 members elected from 8 constituencies, covering the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, which makes it the largest LMC in the country. In addition, the Committee is permitted to co-opt up to 5 GPs who are under-represented on the committee, or have particular expertise that would be of use to the committee, with three of these seats being reserved for GPs in the first five years post qualification. 

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.


Dr Sally Johnston

Sally trained at Guys Hospital, London and then completed her GP vocational training in Wessex, subsequently joining Chawton House Surgery where she has been a partner since 1988 and senior partner since 2007, working LTFT initially then full time when her 3 children left home- 2 of whom are junior doctors, she has 3 grandchildren so far!

Sally was drawn to medical politics through her involvement with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LMC, having started as a representative for the New Forest, becoming a Vice Chair in 2005, then Chair in 2014, she is also Vice Chair of the Wessex LMCs Secretariat.

Sally is Clinical Lead & Chair of the West New Forest Vanguard (part of the Hants BLC MCP). She is also Clinical Lead of The Practice at Lymington Hospital, an Extended Access Hub.

Sally enjoys teaching; was a GP trainer for more than 15 years and remains actively involved in teaching FY2's and Medical students.

Sally believes that health care should be available to all according to clinical need, and is passionate about social justice and the development of effective healthcare systems. Medical politics and teaching along with her other interests; tennis, skiing and all things cultural, help keep Sally motivated and sane in the challenging yet highly rewarding world of NHS General Practice.

Vice Chairs

Dr Ian Keith

Ian qualified at Middlesex Hospital in 1986 and joined general practice in 1994. He is a partner at a 7 doctor practice in Romsey with particular medical interests in minor surgery. 

Ian takes a keen interest in local and national issues, and was elected to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LMC in 2000, becoming one of the Vice Chairs in 2012.  In his spare time he enjoys sport ­particularly cricket, rugby and fishing as well as travel, good food and fine wines.

Dr Andrew Paterson 

Andrew qualified from Cambridge University, and the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1982, then undertook a GP training scheme at Portsmouth from 1984-1987.  He has been a GP partner at the Stubbington Medical Practice since 1987, and senior partner since 2010.

Andrew has been a GP trainer since 1991, and is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the WGPET.   His longstanding interest and involvement is in local health economy issues, having been Professional Executive Committee Chair of East Hants and Fareham and Gosport PCT, until they merged to become Hampshire PCT in 2007; becoming one of the Vice Chairs of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LMC in 2012.

Andrew Scott-Brown

A proud Scot born in Cornwall, Andrew qualified in Aberdeen University in 1982 and joined the Royal Navy, serving mostly in Submarines but fitting in GPVT in Hong Kong. Surfacing as part of the first ‘peace dividend’ he joined the inner city Lake Road Practice, Portsmouth in 1992 where he remains a partner.

Andrew was previously a Hospital Practitioner in dermatology in PHT, and is increasingly interested  in Occupational Medicine with a particular concern for pastoral support for GPs. Andrew joined the LMC four years ago; the subsequent service has been a revelation and he feels very privileged to have the chance to learn and contribute more as a Vice Chair.

When escaping from Practice and extensive Out of Hours work, after a transition phase in cave sand technical diving, Andrew enjoys sailing the family boat, racing when let off the hook,  and a bit of cycling.



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