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Local representative committees role clarified

Local representative committees role clarified

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Until the end of October, NHS England will continue to formally recognise local representative committees as preparations to hand power over to Area Teams continue. 

Local representative committees (LRCs), composed of elected GP, dentist, pharmacist and members will have their boundaries updated to reflect Health and Wellbeing board boundaries rather than primary care trusts (PCTs). 

A letter from Dr David Geddes, NHS England head of Primary Care Commissioning explained that the national representative committees have been “developing model constitutions for use by LRCs”. 

It has been agreed that for the purposes of ensuring a smooth transition, and the continuation of payment of LRC levies, NHS England should automatically continue to recognise all LRCs that were previously recognised by PCTs. 

Dr Geddes said: “I hope this seems an acceptable approach and gives time for Area Teams to establish their relationships with their local representative committees.”

A full copy of his letter is available online, 

 

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