About Us

About Us

The LMC Buying Groups Federation comprises 56 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 6400+ 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
  • Blue Stream Academy – Online Training Courses
  • Peninsula Business Services – Employment Law and Health & Safety Services
  • 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
  • GP Online – Vacancy Advertising/MIMS and Medeconomics Subscriptions
  • Nexpay – Merchant Card Services

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

Which LMCs are members?

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, Cambridgeshire LMC, Cheshire LMC, Cleveland LMC, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 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, Isle of Man, 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.

Any practice that pays their LMC statutory/administrative levy or equivalent can access the Buying Group’s negotiated pricing. If you are not sure if you are a member or would like to join you can contact us.

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