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About Us

Supporting Doctors in Private Practice

Formed in 1998, the LCA comprises leading consultants working in private hospitals and practices in the Capital and across the UK. Our ethos is one of professional integrity, self-regulation and the maintenance of the high professional standards of the General Medical Council and the Royal Colleges. We are committed to ensuring continued independence of clinical decision making for Consultants, protecting professional integrity for the benefit of patients.

LCA provides the peer support and mentoring that Consultants at all levels seek to establish, maintain and develop their practices within the constantly changing private healthcare environment.

The LCA supports private consultants through mentorship in clinical and business matters.

Our united voice aims to preserve the independence of private medical practice and defend the right of freedom of choice for patients and doctors by:

  • Maintaining the independence of private medical practice and professional decision making;
  • Maintaining the contractual relationship between the patient and the consultant; and
  • Maintaining these principles of clinical freedom while working to the highest standards of clinical practice within accepted professional guidelines.

The LCA works closely with the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO) to achieve these objectives and to protect the highest standards of professional practice for the benefit of patients.

Board of Trustees

Mr Ellis Downes

MB ChB FRCOG, Chairman

Dr Mark Vanderpump

MD FRCP, Vice-Chair

Professor Frank Chinegwundoh

MBE MBBS MS MML(Med Law) FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Urol) FEBU, Director

Dr Duncan Dymond

MD FRCP FACC FESC, Director

Professor Nadey Hakim

GCSJ MD PhD FRCS FRCSI FACS FICs(Hon), Director

Ms Romana Kuchai

MBBS MRCS DLO MD FRCS ORL-HNSI, Director

Dr Shabbir Moochhala

BSc (Hons) MBChB MRCP PhD

Dr Brian O’Connor

MD FRCP FRCPI, Director

Mr Sheo Tibrewal

FRCS (Eng) FICS FLLA, Director and Co-Founder

Dr Glyn Towlerton

BSc MBBS(Hon) MRCP FRCA FIPP FFMRCA, Director

Ms Rosemary Hittinger

Board Member

Founder and lifetime member

Mr Geoffrey Glazer

MA FRCS FACS

Board of Trustees

Upcoming Member Events

July 2024
Jul 05
05 July 2024
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street
London, W1G 0AE

Guest speaker and more details to be confirmed soon

September 2024
Sep 11
11 September 2024

Online meeting More details to be confirmed

November 2024
Nov 06
06 November 2024
The Parlour, Bleeding Heart Restaurant, 7 Bleeding Heart Yard, Greville Street
London, EC1N 8SJ

Details to follow shortly

Nov 20
20 November 2024
The Athenaeum Club, 107 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5ER

More details and guest speaker to follow soon.

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