Community Pharmacy Derbyshire comprises 12 members appointed or elected according to the arrangements set out in Community Pharmacy Derbshire’s constitution.


Community Pharmacy Derbyshire Committee Members 2023/24

Andrea Smith, Chair

Andrea is the Chair of Community Pharmacy Derbyshire.  Andrea is also an AIMp representative for B. J. Wilson and a member of the Audit sub-committee.



Darryl Dethick  Treasurer

Darryl is a Community Pharmacy Derbyshire member and an AIMp representative for PCT Healthcare.  Darryl is a member of the Audit Committee.

I have been working as Head of Pharmacy for PCT Healthcare since November 2018, after many years working in various different operational management roles in community pharmacy. This gives me the opportunity to further support the pharmacy teams and ensure we are well positioned to give the best possible customer experience in all of our pharmacies every day.  I joined Community Pharmacy almost 25 years ago through a passion to help people, and see Community Pharmacy as a great resource to support the health of our local population.  Out of work I enjoy travelling and spending time with my two children (Lottie and Louie) who keep me on my toes!


David Evans

David is Vice Chair of Community Pharmacy Derbyshire and an AIMp representative.

David Evans Governance Documents 2023-24


Ben Eaton

Ben is a Community Pharmacy Derbyshire member and an AIMp representative for Dean and Smedley. Ben is a member of the Governance Committee

Ben Eaton Governance Documents 2023 – 24


Lindsey Fairbrother 

Lindsey is a Community Pharmacy Derbyshire member and an Independent representative.  Lindsey is a member of both the audit and communication committees.

My whole career has been in pharmacy but with a wide variety of roles and experiences. After a typical start as a pre-reg and pharmacy manager for a multiple, I took on a variety of jobs, ranging from professional development through training others and offering medicines optimisation to GP practice, to a much more commercial role, ultimately controlling the buying and wholesale operations for the chain.

In 2008, I took employment with Shropshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee in order to re-establish my understanding of local and national pharmacy issues. Being flexible at the time I was also able to take a role of Non Executive Director at South Staffordshire PCT, which gave me valuable insight into commissioning and NHS structures.

Then a further change setting up my own new contract pharmacy, in Hatton, South Derbyshire, which I have actively run since 2010. With a consistent locum releasing me 2 days per week, I have retained my Shropshire LPC role which is invaluable in giving me the opportunity to find out what is going on and to support fellow contractors.

I am not one to stand still, having recently qualified as an Independent Prescriber. In order to grow confidence, I took a role one day per week in a GP surgery. Having lasted 14 months, with only Sunday as a day off, I then felt able to leave that position in order to set up services within my own pharmacy to utilise my new skills.

I am delighted to now join Derbyshire LPC as an independent contractor representative.

I am very committed to helping other pharmacists and working together to give all professionals and patients the best pharmacy future. I want the NHS to realise that pharmacy is the ultimate ‘walk in centre’ and that we could do so much more if only remuneration structures were in place to resource us. The future of pharmacy is not a bleak one but to make it bright we have to shout about what we do and give all our colleagues the confidence to feel proud and believe they can deliver. Local pharmacists can often feel very isolated. As an LPC we need to tell them they are not alone and support our LPC officers to continue providing strong local leadership.

Lindsey Fairbrother Governance Documents 2023-24


Matthew Hind

Matthew is a Community Pharmacy member and an Independent representative from Derbyshire County from Housley Surgery.  Matthew is a member of the Governance Committee.

“I’m a community pharmacist based at Housley Pharmacy in Spondon, and have been an independent representative on Derbyshire LPC since 2016. Prior to this I have worked for a CCA multiple in a variety of stores, and completed my pre-reg year at a small multiple, so I have experience of all three strands of community pharmacy.

Matt Hind Governance documents  2023-24



Khuram Ahmad

Khuram is a Community Pharmacy Derbyshire member and a CCA representative.

Khuran Ahmad Governance Documents 2023-24


Yasir  Pirmohamed

Yasir joined Community Pharmacy Derbyshire in July 2023 and represents the independent contractors.

Yasir Pirmohamed Governance Documents 2023 -24

Beth Chamberlain

Beth joined Community Pharmacy Derbyshire in July 2023, and is a CCA representative.

I’m Beth Chamberlain and I’m a pharmacy manager for Well pharmacy. I’ve been on CPN since 2019 and newly joined CPD in July this year.

Why did you want to join CPN and CPD?I want to give a voice to community pharmacies and help ensure we as a sector deliver the best service for the patients as possible.What’s most important to you in your role as a committee member?Developing new services through collaboration with other local stakeholders and communication with contractors to help in the delivery of these new services.How do you think you can help your fellow contractors?Listen to what community pharmacists want, also make sure as a committee we interact with contractors to ensure they get the most out of their businesses and patients receive the best care possible.What one area/element of community pharmacy are you most passionate about?Pharmacy services. I’m excited to see what the future holds regarding this.


Nitin Lakhani 

Nitin has been a member of Community Pharmacy Derbyshire since 1994. He represents the independent contractors and is a clinical pharmacist with a specialist interest in warfarin monitoring. He also jointly represents CPD on the Local Professional Network.

Nitin Lakhani Governance Documents 2023-24


Amanda Kelly

Amanda joined Community Pharmacy Derbyshire in July 2023 and represents the CCA.  Amanda is also a member of the Communication Sub Group

Amanda Kelly Governance Document 2023-24


David Holmes 

David is a member of Community Pharmacy Derbyshire and CCA representative for Boots.  David is a member of both the Audit and Governance Committee’s

I’ve been working with Boots UK for over a decade and have enjoyed an incredibly varied career to date.

I’ve been a pharmacist store manager for the company in both ‘Health and Beauty’ and ‘Local Pharmacy’ formats.  During my time in store management, I became an ‘Advanced Practitioner Pharmacist’ and a ‘Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist’.

In 2015, I transferred from store based roles and moved into the support office, where I provided legal and professional support to store colleagues on behalf of the Chief Pharmacist.  I also spent time in the copy approval team and became a qualified signatory for medicines advertising for Boots UK.

Currently, I’m a Product Manager (certified SAFe 5 Product Owner/Product Manager) and Clinical Safety Officer, for the Columbus Programme (the Boots UK, in-house Pharmacy Management System).

David Holmes Governance Document 2023-24

To view a printable list of the committee click below

2023-24 committee-list