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LMC Officers

Dr Alan McCubbin

LMC Chair

​I am originally from Edinburgh (where I qualified in 1988). Having completed house jobs and an A&E job in the North East, I joined the Army full time in 1990. Over the next 8 years I was based in Germany with operational deployents to the Gulf War, Northern Ireland and Bosnia whilst completing my training as a GP and GP Trainer. In 1998 I moved back to the UK as a GP partner in Ashington, Northumberland. In 2010 I moved to Woodlands Park Health Centre, Wideopen where I have practiced ever since. In 2018 I retired as a GP trainer having supported 37 GP Registrars through their training over 22 years. In addition I have been an MRCGP examiner since 2006 and regularly participate in the CSA exam.


As LMC Chair my role is to act as a representative of all GPs in Newcastle and North Tyneside, supporting the Honorary Secretary with their duties and chairing regular meetings of the LMC. Working closely with the Honorary Secretary I attend regular meetings with local stakeholders including CCGs, Acute Trusts, NHS bodies, GP Federations, GP practices and individual GPs. I aim to ensure that the "GP voice" is heard loud and clear at all levels and provide "hands-on" support where needed for practices, individual GPs and other key stakeholders.


Away from work I am married to a GP and have two grown-up boys. I enjoy music of all kinds, am an enthusiastic student of karate and passionately support the Newcastle Falcons!

Dr Lizzie Toberty

Vice Chair 

Dr Jane Carman

Honorary Secretary

Emily McDarby


I joined the LMC in 2024 after working in the NHS since 2018.  I have previously worked as a Practice Manager in a GP surgery in the East of Newcastle. 


I have responsibility for managing the business and financial affairs of the organisation and am the first point of contact for the GPs and general practices that we represent.


I am also the Administrator for Gateshead and South Tyneside LMC and the North East & Cumbria Regional LMC, which means I have good overview of what’s happening across the patch.

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