About Us | LMC Buying Groups Federation

About Us

The LMC Buying Groups Federation comprises 57 LMC Buying Groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland that have been set up to help GP practices save money on the products and services they regularly buy.

The Federation was established in 2009 by PSS (Notts) Ltd, a subsidiary of Nottinghamshire LMC Ltd. Each of the groups has been based on the model of the Nottinghamshire LMC Buying Group which has been operating successfully for over 15 years.

Why choose us?

  • No membership fee
  • Excellent negotiated discounts from a range of suppliers
  • Quality products and services
  • Free cost analysis for members
  • No need to ‘shop around’ any more – we’ve done the hard work already!

We have 6500+ GP practice members which means we have been able to negotiate excellent discounts on a wide range of products/services from our approved suppliers. Our suppliers won’t just offer you a great price one week and then ramp up the price the next so you can be assured that if you order from our suppliers you’ll get a great price every time you shop meaning you don’t have to ‘shop around’ to find the best deal every month anymore.

Membership is completely free and there is no compulsion to use all our suppliers. We cover our running costs through small commissions from our suppliers.

Although you order direct with the suppliers, you can contact the Buying Group at any point if you have any questions or problems along the way. All you have to do when you order is let the suppliers know your practice is a member of the LMC Buying Group.

Who are our approved suppliers?

  • Whittaker Office Solutions – Stationery, Office Equipment and Furniture
  • MidMeds – Medical Consumables and Equipment and Testing and Calibration
  • MIAB – Insurance
  • Untied Utilities – Energy Management Consultants
  • Shred-it – Confidential Waste Shredding
  • Greenzone – Waste Management
  • Switch Medical – Telecoms
  • Alexandra – Staff Uniforms
  • ASI Environmental – Asbestos and Environmental Surveys
  • Baywater Healthcare – Recovery Oxygen
  • Lexacom – Digital Dictation Software
  • Nexpay – Merchant Card Services
  • Blue Stream Academy – Online Training Courses
  • Scan and Collate – Medical Record Digital Reproduction
  • AKM Music – Royalty Free Music
  • Travax – Travax Website Subscription
  • Avon LMCDBS Checks Processing Service
  • Surgery Link – Website Design
  • DLT Magazines – Magazine Subscription Packages

We also negotiate discounts on flu vaccines. The information for 2018-19 can be found by clicking on the Suppliers page.

Which Local Medical Committees are members?

Any Local Medical Committee in the UK can become a member of the LMC Buying Groups Federation. The LMCs marked with purple pins on the map are already members of the federation which gives all their practices access to the discounts we have negotiated. The LMCs marked with grey pins are not currently members of the federation but if your practice is in one of these areas you can join the Buying Group as an Individual Member. You can join the Buying Group and/or create login details on the Register page.

The following Local Medical Committees are members of the LMC Buying Groups Federation:

Avon LMC Barking & Havering LMC Barnsley LMC
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire LMCs Bolton LMC Bro Taf LMC
Calderdale LMC Cambridgeshire LMC Cheshire LMC
Cleveland LMC Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LMC Coventry LMC
Derby and Derbyshire LMC Devon LMC Doncaster LMC
Dudley LMC Dyfed Powys LMC Eastern LMC
Gateshead and South Tyneside LMC Gloucestershire LMC Gwent LMC
Humberside Group of LMCs Kent LMC Kirklees LMC
Lancashire and Cumbria LMCs Leeds LMC Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland LMC
Lincolnshire LMC Manchester LMC Mid Mersey LMC
Newcastle and North Tyneside LMC Norfolk and Waveney LMC North & South Essex LMCs
North Staffordshire LMC Northamptonshire LMC Northern LMC
Northumberland LMC Nottinghamshire LMC Rochdale and Bury LMC
Rotherham LMC Salford and Trafford LMC Sefton LMC
Sheffield LMC Somerset LMC South Staffordshire LMC
Southern LMC Suffolk LMC Sunderland LMC
Surrey and Sussex LMCs Walsall LMC Wessex LMCs
West Pennine LMC Western LMC Wigan LMC
Wolverhampton LMC Worcestershire & Herefordshire LMC Yor LMC

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