Staff

Dr Robert Morley

Executive Secretary

You can email Robert using this email address birmingham.lmc@nhs.net

Bob has been in post since 2004 and has been full-time LMC secretary since 2013.  His role is to lead the LMC’s work in supporting and advising GPs and their practices over the whole range of issues they encounter and in liaising with the CCGs, NHS England, STPs, the local authority, neighbouring LMCs, CQC and other bodies on all policies and matters of concern to general practice.  He is the Birmingham and Solihull representative on the BMA General Practitioners’ Committee (GPC), which is the national body that negotiates terms and conditions for the profession, was formerly GPC’s national policy lead for contracts and regulation, and is a Director of the General Practitioners’ Defence Fund (GPDF).  His knowledge and expertise of relevant statutes and regulations are of particular value in his role with the LMC.


Julie Mason

Business and Office Manager

You can email Julie using this email address birmingham.lmc@nhs.net

Julie Mason

I have been with Birmingham Local Medical Committee since April 2012 and am responsible for managing the day to day administration and finances for the LMC.  I also provide PA support to both the Executive Secretary and Chair and assist both GPs and Practice Managers with general enquiries.  

If you need to contact me then I am available at the LMC offices Tuesday to Friday.  


Wendy Loveridge

Practice Support & Liaison Manager

Wendy Loveridge

Wendy has been working in the role of Practice Support & Liaison Manager for just over two years.  The main aim of this role is to provide advice, guidance and support for constituent GPs, Managers and other relevant practice staff.  She also supports Dr Morley advising practices on managerial and business issues.  She has introduced the Managers Forum Group where members of the group come together to network and discuss issues and problems that we are all currently facing.  She also works closely with BSol CCG in relation to peer support work for practices and in providing extensive training workshops for managers.   If you need to contact Wendy then she is available at the LMC offices Monday to Thursday. 


Dr Gavin Ralston

BLMC Chair

Dr Ralston is the newly elected Chair of Birmingham Local Medical Committee.


Dr Bhinder Jheeta

BLMC Vice Chair

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Dr Jheeta has been a GP in East Bham since 1988. He describes himself as a grassroots GP and is from a small practice. He has been an LMC member for many years as well as introducing the appraisal process when it was first launched. He is an undergraduate tutor for Birmingham University Medical school and has seen and survived all the challenges that the changing NHS in Primary Care have occurred.


Dr Philip Downing

BLMC Treasure

Dr Downing graduated from Birmingham Medical School in 2002 and has been a GP partner at an inner-city practice Karis Medical Centre since 2007. From this time he also joined the LMC and has been on the executive team for the past 8 years. He also works for the CCG and STP as a clinical IT lead to help provide innovations, efficiencies and support in the oversight of GP IT provision.