Representing GPs

We advise, support, inform and represent the interests of primary care doctors (General Practitioners, Locums, Out of Hours Doctors, GP Registrars and others) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Cornwall Region

The LMC Committee is made up of GPs from North East, Central and West Cornwall – elected every three years by an electoral college consisting of the GPs of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

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An important part of the role of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LMC is pastoral support. Whatever the issue, be it professional or personal – we’re here to help.

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What We Do

LMCs have always provided services beyond their purely statutory functions, representing the core values of the profession and striving to ensure the highest standards of equity and fairness; democracy and professionalism.

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With regular news items, a monthly newsletter and current vacancies in the region – all accessible from this site, you can keep up to date and in the loop.

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Vaccinations in Maternity Services in the South West

If there are any questions regarding the programme please direct them to england.southwestscrims@nhs.net   Why are vaccinations being offered through maternity services? Historically the uptake of flu and pertussis vaccination in pregnant women has been low. In 2016/17 less than 45% of pregnant women were vaccinated against flu. Due to the significant risk posed to pregnant women and their unborn child if they contract influenza the need to increase uptake in this group has been highlighted nationally. Offering flu vaccination through maternity services increases patient choice and decreases the need for additional appointments in order to access vaccination services. The offer of vaccination service through maternity providers is increasingly a national expectation as set out in the letter attached below.     Maternity service model Because maternity services across the South West vary in size and delivery model they are rolling out this programme in different ways. Generally they are prioritising making an offer at antenatal scan appointments initially because this is well attended by the majority of pregnant women. This service should be viewed as an additional offer of vaccination with the intention of increasing access and uptake, particularly targeting harder to reach women, as opposed to a replacement for the existing service offered by practices. All maternity providers in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset are intending to provide a service this year.   The role of General Practice in offering vaccination to pregnant women The offer of a vaccination through maternity services increases patient choice and does not change the requirements of the enhanced services for the seasonal influenza or pertussis (pregnant women) vaccination programmes. Therefore all pregnant women... read more

BMA – A call for an adequately resourced NHS

Most of us are still trying to make sense of the general election result, which returned a minority Conservative Government

While the election was called on the issue of leaving the EU, it has become abundantly clear that the public were just as interested in domestic issues – and in particular, the NHS

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