East Lancashire Medical Services (ELMS) is a Social Enterprise organisation operating as a registered society under the Co-Operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014 and delivering Urgent Primary Care Services 365 days a year. We have a number of primary health care services whose details can be found by navigating our website – please see the Service tabs above.
East Lancashire Medical Services (ELMS) ELMS is a clinically led membership organisation - in this we are no different to the Pennine Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Groups for Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire.
ELMS has over 300 members consisting of our staff, local general practices and GPs who became members of ELMS through their links to the original out of hours GP co-operatives and primary care organisations from which ELMS evolved or more recently in their work for ELMS, and patients. ELMS members may attend and participate at members meetings, vote in elections to, and stand for election for the Council and take part in the affairs of ELMS as set as in the Society’s rules.
All local GP Practices receive ELMS information and invitations to members meetings.
ELMS is managed on a day-to-day operational basis by an executive team accountable to ELMS Council - please see Organisational Structure tab.
ELMS Council receive reports from the executive team on the business, cause an annual report to be prepared, revenue account and balance sheet as required by these rules and help determine the Society’s strategy and forward plans in consultation with the Executive team and when appropriate to make recommendations for change, including changes to the Society’s rules*.
* As a Social Enterprise ELMS operates as a registered society under the Co-Operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014 - please see Company Rules tab
Any comments or feedback will be greatly appreciated, as we are always looking to improve the services we offer.