The Role of the LMC
Gwent Local Medical Committee is the statutory representative body for GPs working within Gwent (Torfaen, Newport, Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly). In October 2009 the former Gwent NHS Healthcare Trust and five Local Health Boards were changed by Health reorganisation in Wales to form the Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board, now known as Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. This covers both hospital services and primary care.
The Gwent LMC's representatives are drawn from each of the five locality areas and from a further constituency of sessional/locum doctors.
The full LMC meets on the second Friday of each month other than August. Representatives also meet monthly with the Locality Medical Directors and Primary Care Officers to discuss relevant issues of common interest, notably the commissioning of enhanced services.
Additionally, representatives sit on a wide range of committees representing the views of Primary Care at a National and local level.
Gwent Local Medical Committee Limited does not provide legal or financial advice and thereby excludes all liability howsoever arising in circumstances where any individual, person or entity has suffered any loss or damage arising from the use of information provided by Gwent Local Medical Committee Limited in circumstances where professional legal or financial advice ought to reasonably to have been obtained.
Gwent Local Medical Committee Limited provides representation, guidance and support to GPs and practices in the Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen areas. Gwent Local Medical Committee strongly advises individuals or practices to obtain independent legal/financial advice.