Your Local Pharmaceutical Committees will from July 2023  be known as Community Pharmacy Derbyshire; the LPC is the organisation that represents the general body of pharmacy contractors at a local level, as recognised by the local NHS.

The terms of office of the members of the Derbyshire Local Pharmaceutical Committees expire on 30th June 2023, and I am writing to all independent contractors seeking nominations for the pharmacy contractor places on the new committee; emails will be sent to all relevant contractors on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

There are FOUR places available; other places on the LPC are filled by nominations from the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) and Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) and consequently neither candidates nor nominators may be representatives of member companies of the CCA or AIMp.

This process is vitally important to the work of your local representative body to the NHS, as our success depends on vibrant, engaged and committed leaders. Committee members are required to make decisions in the best interests of NHS community pharmacy owners, providing leadership and vision, bringing insight and accurately and fairly representing the views of contractors and LPCs.

Any Independent contractor (ie not members of CCA or AIMp) who would like to put forward a nomination, please complete and return the  nomination form (which has been emailed to relevant pharmacies’ shared NHS.net mailboxes today) to me at taniacork@derbyshirelpc.co.uk by 12 noon on 29th April 2023. If there are more nominations than places available there will an election and voting papers will be distributed to eligible contractors. Accompanying the voting paper will be the information taken from the shaded boxes on the nomination paper to provide voters with information on each of the candidates.

Further information for prospective LPC members can be found at: https://archive.psnc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Guide-for-prospective-LPC-members.pdf


Thank you

Tania Cork

Returning Officer