What CLMC Can Do For You

What we can do for you

Mission Statement

To influence the development of general practice across Tees, and nationally, through the representation of and advice and support to ALL Tees NHS GPs to ensure the best possible outcomes for GPs and patients and;

To promote development, improve quality and safeguard the qualities of general practice to ensure excellence in patient care with the resources available.



 What we do

  • Negotiate and work co-operatively with NHS England, CCGs, Local Authorities (Public Health) and local organisations, including federations, on behalf of practices on issues that impact on general practice
  • Provide personal, professional support for all individual GPs and/or practices through periods of difficulty e.g. partnership agreements, performance and contractual problems
  • Provide information, guidance and advice on local and national matters impacting on general practice including health policies, contracts, employment, ethical and business matters but excluding legal, financial or taxation advice. This list is not exhaustive. Many constituents contact us on an ad hoc basis upon which we offer support and/or further contacts
  • Work with and advise NHS England, CCG, federations and Local Authority staff on any of the above in relation to general practice
  • Ensure local GP opinions are heard and respected nationally to influence national negotiations and policy and that their interests are represented in political and other settings in positions of influence
  • Fulfil statutory obligations including considering complaints and reporting findings, resolving disputes between NHS England, CCG(s) and practice(s) and making arrangements for a medical examination of a practitioner when there are concerns raised and reporting to NHS England their capability to carry out their role
  • Supporting GPs in NHS England performance procedures
  • Mediating between GP and/or practice and/or NHS England, CCG(s) and/or Local Authorities
  • Act as a conduit for information to general practice
  • Cut through weighty documents and conflicting or numerous sources of advice, policies and papers to provide personalised, pertinent and concise advice to aid decision making
  • Defend the profession’s views whilst working to protect the interests of patients and practices
  • Support career development and recruitment into Tees general practice
  • Support the development of general practice to respond to the changing NHS – including the development of federations
  • Represent the general practice view at/through Scrutiny Committee and HealthWatch




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