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Bradford & Airedale Branch

GPs elected to the Bradford & Airedale LMC are appointed as Members of YORLMC Ltd (Bradford & Airedale Branch), the non-profit making organisation that carries out the majority of work undertaken by Bradford & Airedale and North Yorkshire LMCs.

The Bradford & Airedale Branch of YORLMC Ltd comprises up to 22 Members, representing over 600 GPs, plus up to 5 persons co-opted to represent a particular class of experience not otherwise represented on the Committee such as practice managers.

GPs are represented through 3 constituencies 

Locality – based on the 3 CCG localities and seats are open to Principals and Salaried GPs
Districtwide – 4 seats open to GP Principals and Sessional GPs (Salaried and Locums)
GP Registrars – one seat for each of the 2 VTS schemes

Constituent GPs and Practice Managers are welcome to suggest items for discussion on Branch and Division agendas. Meetings of the Bradford & Airedale Branch take place bimonthly, as do meetings of the Branch Officers with senior managers from the CCGs, NHS England (West Yorkshire) and the Local Authority (Public Health). In order to meet the challenges of the new NHS landscape, the Bradford & Airedale Branch of YORLMC has developed the role of Liaison Officer within each CCG locality to lead each of the Localities of the Bradford & Airedale Branch (please see BA Locality dates 2020). YORLMC believes that this new structure will enable greater engagement between CCGs, the Area Team, Acute Trusts and Local Authorities and will provide an appropriate and effective forum in which areas of mutual interest can be discussed.

A register of interests summary for our LMC Members is also available from YORLMC’s Corporate Affairs Team.

Bradford & Airedale Branch Officers

Dr Douglas Moederle-Lumb Director / Chief Executive

Dr Brian McGregor - Director / Medical Secretary

Dr Stephen Patterson Director/ Chair/ Branch Member - Bradford Districts Locality

Dr Danielle Hann  Director/Vice Chair/ Branch Member - Districtwide GP who received a CCT1 or CEGPR2 within the previous 5 years

Dr Charles Strachan  Liaison Officer - Bradford Districts Locality and Branch Member – Districtwide Seat

Dr Val Wilson Liaison Officer - Bradford City Locality and Branch Member – Co-opted

Dr Laura Molyneux - Liaison Officer - Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven Locality and Branch Member - Co-opted

Bradford & Airedale Branch Members

Dr Rowy El-Hawat Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven Locality

Dr John Field Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven Locality

Dr Kathryn Howe Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven Locality

Dr Naomi Rundle Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven Locality

Dr Safina Haque Bradford City Locality

Dr Poonam Jha Bradford City Locality

Dr Sania Rafaquat Bradford City Locality

Dr Irfan Rashid Bradford City Locality

Dr Maria Foulds Bradford Districts Locality

Dr Simon Gazeley Bradford Districts Locality

Dr Seemab Khan Bradford Districts Locality

Dr Steve Matthews Bradford Districts Locality

Dr Parmjit Rawal Bradford Districts Locality

Dr Andrew Smith Bradford Districts Locality

Dr Andy Sykes Bradford Districts Locality

Dr Alun Griffiths Districtwide Seat

Dr Syed Hamdani Districtwide Seat

Dr Himat Thandi Districtwide Seat

Dr Eleanor Midgley GP Registrar (Airedale)

Dr Louise Rushby GP Registrar (Bradford)

Mr Chris Brennan Practice Manager Resource

Dr Richard Haddad Co-opted

Dr Rohael Iftakhar Co-opted


The voice for NHS GPs and Practice Teams across North Yorkshire, the City of York, Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven districts.