About Us

The LMC Buying Groups Federation was originally set up to help GP practices save money on the products and services they regularly buy.

Membership is now open to GP practices and Federations, Primary Care Networks, Dental Practices, independent pharmacies and other healthcare providers in the UK.

Our vision is to make life easier for healthcare providers by taking the hassle out of procurement and providing advocacy, additional support, advice, and the best possible customer service always.

We have thousands of 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 can order direct with the suppliers, please make sure you tell them your practice is a Buying Group member so they know to apply our discount to your order. You can also request quotes via this website by visiting the supplier pages and this ensures the correct discount is applied. You can also contact the Buying Group at any point if you have any questions or problems along the way.

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!
  • Access to a recruitment platform to advertise your clinical and non-clinical roles for free and a premium ‘Featured Job’ package for a small fee.
  • Access to a community resource hub
  • Free Contract Reminder Service

Who are our approved suppliers?

We also negotiate discounts on flu vaccines and have an online only offer.

We are open weekdays, Monday to Friday from 9 to 5pm. A member of the team is always available in these hours to answer your queries.

*The Federation was established in 2009 by PSS (Notts) Ltd, a subsidiary of Nottinghamshire LMC Ltd.

Which Local Medical Committees are members?

Any Local Medical Committee in the UK can also become a member of the LMC Buying Groups Federation. The LMCs marked with purple pins on the map are already members of the federation.

The LMCs marked with grey pins are not currently members of the federation but if your GP 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 Wakefield LMC Walsall LMC
Wessex LMCs West Pennine LMC Western LMC
Wigan LMC Wolverhampton LMC Worcestershire & Herefordshire LMC

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