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the British Medical Association was determined that the profession should have a voice in its day-to-day running
The LMC is recognised by successive NHS Acts as the statutory professional organisation to
represent all GPs.
It is not a Trade Union. All GPs whether principals or salaried, whether they hold a
General Medical Services, Personal Medical Services or Primary Care Trust Personal Medical
Services are constituents of the LMC. Alternative / Special Personal Medical Services
doctors will be fully represented subject to a levy being paid on their behalf. Sessional
GPs may pay a voluntary levy if they wish to be fully represented by the LMC.
The LMC represents GPs in discussions with local, regional and national health bodies. The
LMC also has a pastoral function.