One in three GPs elected to London LMCs are women

Nearly a third of 127 GPs newly elected to represent LMCs in London are women.

Dr Vicky Weeks: will represent Heston and Isleworth LMC
Dr Vicky Weeks: will represent Heston and Isleworth LMC

Results of the 2012 Londonwide LMCs elections revealed on Wednesday show that 38 of the 127 GPs elected to represent London's 38 LMCs were women.

A total of 33% of candidates in the election were female.

The news comes after the GPC's only female negotiator, Dr Beth McCarron-Nash, missed out on re-election last week.

Londonwide LMCs could not say at this stage what proportion of all LMC representatives in London are now women - not all LMCs in London had posts open for re-election.

GPC sessional subcommittee chairwoman Dr Vicky Weeks was elected as a committee member for Heston and Isleworth LMC. She said she was pleased to see such a high proportion of women voted onto the LMCs’ committees.

‘I think it's probably a reflection of the push Londonwide LMCs have made in trying to diversify and increase involvement across all GPs,’ she said.

GP magazine originally reported that 70% of successful candidates in the London LMCs election were women, but the figures had been miscalculated by Londonwide LMCs.

A total of 37% of LMC members in London are women.

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