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LMC Executive

Medical Director: Dr Tim Barger

Having trained locally I qualified as a GP in 2011 and have worked in Norfolk as a Partner, Salaried and Locum GP ever since. I have also been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and have completed the generic educators course. I became a  member of the Norfolk & Waveney Local Medical Committee in May 2018 and this experience showed me that LMCs are vital in ensuring  general practice has a voice both locally and  nationally.  I joined the employed Executive in November 2019.


Directors  of General Practice Contracting & Liaison:

Mel Benfell

Prior to joining the NHS, to manage two Norfolk GP  out of hours co-operatives, I had a career in retail office management.  I then worked for Norfolk PCT in the Primary Care Directorate where my role focused on clinical governance. In 2004 I became a Practice Manager in Norwich, where I worked for 11 years, before joining the LMC.

Naomi Woodhouse

Having family members in the profession I have always had an interest in general practice.   Having completed my degree in Business    Management, specialising in Economics and Law, I worked in a South Norfolk practice providing support on Enhanced Services, QOF, and read coding before joining the LMC in 2008.


Executive Officer: Joni Graham

Having worked within the NHS for 17 years I have obtained a breadth of knowledge and experience. Starting out at a large hospital trust I went on to work at a London PCT before spending 12 years  as a Practice Manager. I was Business Manager at a multi-site South Norfolk dispensing practice for 5 years before joining the LMC in 2020.


Support Officer:  Jessica Dawson

I studied for a degree in Business and Human Resource Management and spent 4 years working in recruitment for both the construction and office support industries. I completed my AMSPAR qualification in 2008 and joined a Waveney practice as a Practice Administrator before joining the LMC in 2012.


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