What can the LMC do for Locum / Sessional GPs
As the only representative body of all local GPs recognised in statute, LMCs throughout the UK play a vital role in supporting and promoting general practice.
- LMC committee members influence the policy of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee through the UK and England Conference of LMCs.
- The LMC negotiates primary care funding and contracts with commissioners.
- LMCs provide a professional advisory and supportive role to individual GPs, including those involved in a dispute in their partnership, PCN, with a comissioner, or a dispute between a sessional GP and a practice.
The specific offer that Wessex LMCs provides to Sessional GPs in addition to the above includes:
- Support for employing practices and sessional GPs on matters related to the sessional GP's employment or engagement.
- A template for salaried GPs to self-check their contract against the BMA model contract.
- Advice and support on administrative issues related to the National Performers List.
- Support for GPs undergoing NHS England or GMC performance processes
- Pastoral Support led by a Medical Director, with access to subsidised coaching and mentoring.
- Eligibility to stand at LMC and regional GPC elections to represent your peers.
- Regular newsletters on current issues
- Education and training
How do I join?
Salaried GPs working in Wessex are automatically a member by virtue of being employed at a levy-paying practice in the Wessex LMCs constituencies. Locum membership costs £50 per annum (but is free for the first calendar year post-CCT), and is tax deductible.
Join online here: https://www.fourteenfish.com/account/register
One you have logged in and clicked on the ‘My profile’ button in the top right hand corner you will see an option at the bottom of the page under the heading 'Account Linking' to ‘Pay membership’. If you have not yet linked your account to Wessex LMCs, click on the 'Link to an Organisation' button and select 'Wessex LMCs'.
Renew your membership online here: https://www.fourteenfish.com/account/logon