Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
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Should anyone be interested in joining the committee please contact the LMC Office.
Prior to the founding of the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association in 1832 the medical profession was unregulated – anyone could practice as a doctor. The support for a regulatory body grew alongside membership of the Association, resulting in the formation of the British Medical Association in 1856.
The origin of Local Medical Committees dates back to 1911 and the introduction of the National Health Insurance Bill, when statutory recognition was awarded to committees representing the local voice of doctors, who as independent contractors agreed to provide medical services to the general population. From that time the bodies administering hospital services and family care were obliged to consult with doctors through these representative bodies on a wide range of issues relating to General Practice.
The National Health Service was established in 1948 following the Report by Lord William Beveridge which served as the basis for the post-WWII welfare state. Through the ensuing decades and the many reorganisations that have taken place within the NHS, the responsibilities of LMCs have remained fairly constant. Although the Trade Union and Industrial Relations Act of 1974 led to the BMA being recognised as the Trade Union representing the Medical Profession, LMCs are not Trades Union. Subsequent Acts have reinforced and expanded the statutory recognition and functions of LMCs, in particular the introduction of the new GP Contract in 2004. LMCs acquired responsibilities involving enhanced services, the Quality Outcomes Framework, practice contracts, contract review, dispute resolution, commissioning, premises, etc.
NHS structures continue to face potentially momentous change but looking back over the past century, the issues being addressed today in General Practice are remarkably familiar. As the local, elected body representing General Practitioners the LMC continues to strive to provide support and leadership as a committed partner in the delivery of Primary Care.
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