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Newcastle and North Tyneside

LOCAL MEDICAL COMMITTEE

Representing and Supporting GPs

LMC MEMBERS ELECTION 2024

ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THE NEWCASTLE AND NORTH TYNESIDE LOCAL MEDICAL COMMITTEE

PLEASE ENSURE ALL GPS (INCLUDING REGULAR LOCUMS AND SESSIONAL GPS) HAVE SIGHT OF THIS INFORMATION

Are you a GP working in Newcastle or North Tyneside?

If you have not yet voted in the current Newcastle and North Tyneside LMC Election, we want to hear from you!

We are aware that there were some technical difficulties with the original poll which was sent out to all constituents on the 19th of February. If you had received an email from Anonyvoter and submitted your vote using ‘X’ entries, we will need you to resend your vote. An email has been sent out to all constituents from Anonyvoter this afternoon which has the correct link.

We are extending the deadline until Friday 8th March at 5pm to ensure all eligible GPs are given enough time to submit their vote.

If you have not received an email link, please do contact me directly and I will be able to get a link emailed through to you. Likewise, if you have any difficulty submitting your vote or want to check your vote has been received, please do get in touch.

nencicb-nt.adminnntlmc@nhs.net

Instructions for voting:

Under the terms of the Constitution of the Newcastle & North Tyneside Local Medical Committee it is necessary to arrange for the election of committee members for the period 1 April 2024 – 31 March 2028.

As more than 13 candidates have been nominated, an election will take place. The election will start on the 19th of February 2024 and constituents will have until 5pm on Friday 8th March to return their votes.

The STV (single transferable vote) is a form of proportional representation where you rank the candidates. Candidates don’t need a majority of votes to be elected, just a known ‘quota’ or share of the votes, determined by the size of the electorate and the number of positions to be filled.

Use your vote by selecting the name of your first preference, and if desired, the name of your second preference, the name of your third preference, and so on until you are indifferent to the attached list of candidates. As there are 13 seats now available you will be able to vote up to 13 candidates.

The sequence of your preferences is crucial. You should continue to express preferences only as long as you are able to place successive candidates in order. A later preference is considered only if an earlier preference has a surplus above the quota required for election or is excluded because of insufficient support. Under no circumstances can a later preference count against an earlier preference.

When campaigning:

· Role model LMC behaviours at all times in the election process.

· Do not make negative comments about rival candidates.

· Do not put pressure on people to vote for you or ask others to do so.

 

Whilst campaigning through emails is allowed, you must ensure that any communications does not contravene any policies of any organisation, forum or group and is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

If you are not sure what is acceptable, please seek advice from the returning officer: nencicb-nt.adminnntlmc@nhs.net

Kind Regards,

Emily McDarby

Returning Officer

About

WHAT IS THE LMC?

The Local Medical Committee (LMC) is a body that is statutorily recognised by successive NHS Acts as the professional organisation representing individual GPs and GPs as a whole in England.  The LMC is structured to support all GPs whatever their contractual status, including GMS, PMS and APMS GPs, sessional and freelance GPs and GP Registrars.

Services

GP SUPPORT

Working as a partner in general practice or working as a sessional or salaried GP can be a rewarding and challenging job. High standards are expected at all times and often an individual’s own circumstances are not taken into account when performing a clinical role.

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