Further to the message sent last week, and as copied below, LMC election nomination papers have now been sent to all practices and should be with you shortly.
At this crucial time for the future of general practice, with so many radical and fundamental changes to ways of working taking place whilst the profession is in a state of unprecedented crisis of both workloadand workforce, the role of the LMC in supporting you and your practice is more vital than ever. I appreciate how extremely busy you all are. Nevertheless Iwould encourage as many of you as possible to consider standing for the LMC in order that you can play your own part in supporting and influencing our work. The last few elections for LMC membershiphave been “ uncontested”, with fewer candidates than seats available. It would be great to see thetrend reversed this year.
Furthermore, whilst not decrying the invaluable and greatly appreciated contribution of the “ traditional “LMC membership- ( experienced, male partners!), there is no doubt that the futuresustainability and successof the LMC as a vibrant andinfluential representative body depends on itsfuture membership being better representative ofthe changingdiversity, demographics and status of the GPs we represent- we want to attract more BME, younger, female and sessional GPs( both salaried and freelance locums)to stand for election alongside these “traditional” members.
The LMC isembarkingon an engagement and communicationstrategy in order to help bring this about. As part of that strategy, Dr. Pooja Arora, a sessional GP co-opted on to the LMC has been appointed as our “election engagement champion”and a message from Pooja to sessional GPsis attached. This does not of course mean that we wish to put off any othercandidates from standing- it is vitalwe have an LMC composed of all the available talent .
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