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.

LMC Buying Group on the road

01 September 2017

The LMC Buying Group team has a busy autumn/winter season ahead of us!

We’ll be attending lots of practice management events over the next few months so we can meet our members in person and be on hand to answer any questions about membership or our approved suppliers.

Here’s where we’ll be:

28 September 2017 – Management in Practice, Olympia, London
11 October 2017 – Kent LMC Conference, Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne
17 October 2017 – Yor LMC Conference, Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
18-19 October 2017 – Best Practice, NEC, Birmingham
24 October 2017 – Making STPs a Reality: Action to Deliver Better Care, Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington
02 November 2017 – Lincolnshire LMC Conference, Belton Woods Hotel, Near Grantham
29-30 November 2017 – Devon LMC Conference, Sidmouth Harbour Hotel
30 November 2017 – Wessex LMCs Conference, Salisbury Racecourse, Wiltshire
05 December 2017 – Management in Practice, The National Conference Centre, Birmingham
30 January 2018 – Nottinghamshire LMC Conference, Doubletree Hotel, Nottingham

AKM Music's Summer Sale

09 August 2017

AKM Music offers GP practices a great alternative to paying PPL & PRS license fees every year and their summer sale is now on!

Their royalty-free music is perfect for practice waiting rooms and now you can benefit from an even greater discount. Purchase 3 or more albums from their wide selection of music and get 40% off, just use the promo code SUMMER2.

Fundraising for Cycle4Cynthia

27 June 2017

Buying Group supplier, Untied Utilities, is doing its bit for charity Cycle4Cynthia by donating £1 to every new contract signed from 3 July-22 September.

Cycle4Cynthia helps to raise money for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice which provides specialist palliative care services for south Northamptonshire.

The fundraising event, which takes place on Sunday 24 September, has been growing year on year and attracts people of all ages and abilities. With five, twenty-five and fifty mile options, this event is geared up for leisure riders, business teams and more serious cyclists alike.

Untied Utilities is sponsoring the jerseys and the First Aid tent alongside its own fundraising efforts.

Jess Massey, Operations Manager, says, “We are dedicated to working with and providing support to the healthcare sector via Energy Management, so the work that Cynthia Spencer carries out every year resonates deeply with us as a business. We are looking forward to being a part of such a memorable fundraising event and hope to continue this relationship with Cynthia Spencer for many years to come.”

New 2017-18 pricing for Alexandra

12 April 2017

The new 2017-18 pricing from Alexandra (staff uniforms) for Buying Group members is now available to view on their page.

You need to login or register for web access to be able to view this price list. Any practice ordering with Alexandra needs to quote our national account number to have our discounts applied to their order. Details of the account number and Alexandra’s contact details are also available on their page in the Suppliers section of this website.

Be prepared for the 2017-18 flu season

05 April 2017

As we move into Spring, we suspect that Flu might be off your radar.

However, MASTA’s dedicated Flu Team is busy preparing first deliveries for members for the 2017/18 Flu campaign. They will once again have a portfolio of Influenza Vaccines from different manufacturers including both the trivalent and quadrivalent options.

As joint first supplier to the LMC Buying Group the MASTA offer to members includes:

  • Excellent profit per dose.
  • 20% Sale or return facility on contract order volumes.
  • Payment terms of 120 days.
  • The ability to reserve doses in the event of uptake exceeding expectation.
  • Named day cold chain delivery, minimum order volume just 50 doses for carriage free delivery.
  • Current delivery schedules from w/c 11th September.
  • Delivery dates can be amended with just 72 hours’ notice to MASTA. Flexibility to cancel or reduce last deliveries to assist with stock management.
  • Range of campaign support materials provided free of charge.
  • Training support if required.

Please contact the MASTA Flu Team on 0113 238 7552 or by email to reserve your doses.

New Supplier: Nexpay (Merchant Services)

30 March 2017

nexpay is a leading UK based payment consultancy and management company, officially licensed by Visa and MasterCard for the provision of card payment services.

They can save practices thousands of pounds annually with up to 60% off monthly bills.

nexpay provide a vital link between your business, the banks and software/hardware providers. They create a single point of contact managing your payment environment and infrastructure.

How it works

nexpay’s initial reviews are conducted to analyse and understand your card processing fees, account structure and hardware. Once established, their consultants provide you with a detailed report and work with you and/or other third party providers towards an implementation strategy.

nexpay provide a fully managed service throughout set up, ensuring a smooth transition without any down time. Their admin team will take care of your applications, paperwork and organising of any hardware/software to be delivered and installed with first line support, every step of the way.

nexpay’s data analysts are constantly reviewing and comparing tariffs on the market ensuring you are provided with the most advantageous pricing so in the event of market conditions changing, they will automatically contact you to discuss the effects, options and any potential of further savings.

Simply email a recent merchant statement to see how much you can save. You must mention that your practice is a member of the LMC Buying Group to qualify for our discounts.

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