Dr Penelope Jarrett

GP and Chair of Lambeth Local Medical Committee

Penelope works as a GP near Kings College Hospital and was elected chair of Lambeth LMC in 2016. LMCs are statutory bodies which have been representing GPs as providers of services for over a hundred years. Commissioners consult with LMCs about GP contracts. She also represents SE London GPs on the GP Committee of the BMA.

Penelope knows that GPs are uniquely placed in the health service, as people ask them about anything and everything. They interact with all the other services in the NHS, as well as the Council and other services outside the NHS.  This breadth of experience means GPs are quick to find out what problems people are having, and how services are working for them. She strongly believes that it’s in all our best interests that services should work well, and is keen to collaborate to ensure this happens.

Through the LMC Penelope has links to GPs across Lambeth which helps her to represent them. She also has links to the other LMC chairs in SE London and her work with the BMA keeps her in touch with national policy and best practice.  Born at Kings College Hospital, training as a GP at Lewisham Hospital and living Lewisham, Penelope is very rooted in SE London.