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Buying Group Benefits

Any GP practice can join the LMC Buying Group for free. Membership gives you access to discounts from 'approved suppliers'.  Complete the membership form on the Buying Group's website to join and start saving with these suppliers: Once logged in, you can request quotes via each supplier's page.

Stationery, Office Equipment and Furniture - Whittaker Office Solutions can supply your practice with everything it needs to run smoothly, including stationery and office products, catering and cleaning supplies, printer cartridges, office and healthcare furniture. Our pricing agreement contains heavily discounted prices on over 700 of the most popular items.

Medical Consumables and Equipment - MidMeds can provide discounts on medical equipment and consumables, single use instruments, medical furniture and much more. Cost comparisons show they can save you between £1000 and £4000 per year if you order all your medical consumables and equipment through MidMeds. They also offer a test and calibration/PAT service as well.

Insurance - MIAB provides bespoke insurance and expert advice offering a range of products designed to protect you, your practice, practice staff and family. They can also cover GP federations.

Confidential Information Shredding - Shred-it can help you prevent confidential information ending up in the wrong hands with a reliable shredding service. This includes one-off archive clear-outs and a regularly scheduled service.

Emergency Recovery Oxygen - Baywater Healthcare has created an emergency oxygen package to deliver immediate assistance and give you peace of mind in case of an emergency. Cylinders come in two sizes to provide longer oxygen durations, are rented annually and have a three-year shelf- life. A non-rebreathe mask and tubing are included in the package.

Energy Broker - Beond Group can save time, save money and save hassle for you by providing dedicated account management for your energy and water billing and metering needs, liaising directly with suppliers on your behalf. For practices wanting fixed price contracts, Beond offer an online energy market. This involves a reverse auction tendering, whereby energy suppliers compete for your business.

Staff Uniforms - Alexandra provides a wide variety of styles and colours of clothing and accessories for your practice staff. You can also access their bespoke made-to order uniforms service.

Telecoms - Switch Medical have got every aspect of your communications covered from telephone systems, call queueing, auto attendant, call recording, clinical systems integration and more. They offer special discounts for members of the Buying Group.

Waste Management - Greenzone offer GP practices excellent pricing on feminine hygiene, clinical and trade waste for collection and disposal. They provide bespoke solutions for every area of your waste management and help to improve your recycling credentials.

Digital Dictation Software - Lexacom offer multiple solutions to create accurate documents, referrals and securely record clinical notes, quickly and easily all from one platform. Lexacom offer a 20% discount to LMC Buying Group members and a 30-day free trial.

Online Training - Blue Stream Academy provide high quality and easy to use online training courses for GP practice staff. Their cost-effective modules are constantly reviewed to ensure accuracy of content. They also add new modules which are accessible to practice staff for free once you have a subscription.

Website Design - Surgery Link build and offer support in managing websites. They can build your practice website with all the interactive features you would expect from a professional site. When they build your website it also comes with an admin panel allowing users to easily customise their site. This means you can edit text and images without needing any technical knowledge.

Site Surveys - ASI Environmental are a well-established company in the asbestos surveying industry, with a reputation for offering a fast and reliable service at competitive rates. Other expertise they can supply includes: Asbestos awareness training, Fire Risk Assessments, EPC surveys, DEC surveys, Air-Conditioning surveys and Legionella testing.

Card Payment Services - nexpay are 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.

Transcription Services - Accuro offers practices a secure cost-effective way to transcribe dictation. This service allows practices to pay as they go meaning there is no need for dictation transcription to get backed up anymore when in house staff are away from work.

DBS Checks Processing Service - Avon LMC can process all DBS check requests through their website. This service increases the speed with which organisations can obtain a DBS disclosure for their staff, with an anticipated turnaround in most cases of five working days from the date of submission to the DBS via the online portal.

Medical Record Digital Reproduction - Scan and Collate are specialists in digital reproduction of medical records in to a secure and easily accessible format. They comply with all requirements in Access to Medical Records and are registered with the NHS IG Toolkit.

Royalty Free Music - AKM Music can offer practices a much cheaper alternative to paying PPL and PRS licence fees every year. They have a great selection of royalty-free music you can play in your waiting room or behind the scenes at your practice without ever having to pay any fees.

Magazine Subscription Packages - DLT Magazines offer permanent discounts of up to 70% off cover prices and a choice of packages available to suit your practice’s size and budget. All members receive a further 10% discount on package prices plus a free gift.

We also negotiate discounts on the seasonal flu vaccines and a Travax subscription please visit our website for more information: Members can also post practice vacancies for free on our new recruitment platform.


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