The BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire Local Medical Committee
The Committee of the BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire LMC meets 5 times a year, and consists of 22 members, elected from 5 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, a Trainee GP, and the Chief Executive or Treasurer of Wessex LMCs. The Committee can also have 3 Practice Manager Representatives (preferably one in each area) who are Invitees
Wiltshire LMC has co-opted the following members:
- the Chief Executive of Wessex LMCs
- GPC Representative
Wiltshire currently has the following Invitees
- 3 Practice Manager Representatives
The Committee can also invite 'Attendees', who may participate in the debates, but do not have a vote, and in Wiltshire these include all Directors of the Wessex LMCs.
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 (and also Chair of the Secretariat)
Dr Tony Downey
Tony qualified in 1989 from Leeds University and undertook his junior hospital and GP training in West Yorkshire. Following that Anthony took up a partnership in Co. Durham for 3 years and then joined his wife in a 2-handed practice in Cornwall where he stayed for 7 years. Following which Anthony moved to Wiltshire in 2003 where he joined a small practice in Devizes, becoming senior partner in 2011, joining the LMC in 2004 and elected to Chairman of the Wiltshire LMC in 2012.
Currently vacant position