The officers of the committee are : Gerald Zeidman (Chief Officer), Samir Patel (Chair) and Coll Michaels (Vice-Chair). Members of the committee may be elected or appointed for 4 yearly terms. These are taken from :
►Multiples who are represented by the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA). The CCA represents the largest businesses engaged in community pharmacy and has nine companies in membership. They are – Boots, The Co-operative Pharmacy, LloydsPharmacy, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, WM Morrison Supermarkets, Asda, Rowlands Pharmacy and Superdrug.
►Smaller Multiples who are members of the Association of Independent Multiple pharmacies (AIMp) which represents the interests of companies with between 5 and 300 branches.
►Independent contractors who are individual pharmacy owners.
Each member is either elected by contractors or appointed by the CCA or AIMp as appropriate. Between elections, should a vacancy arise, the committee can appoint an independent contractor. We currently have 5 CCA, 2 AIMp and 6 Independent contractor representatives on the committee.
These are as follows :
►CCA Representatives : Lakhminder Flora (Boots), Rupal Sagoo (Tesco Pharmacy), Carol Rose (Well Pharmacy, formerly the Co-op), Stephen Clarke (LloydsPharmacy), Joseph Taple (LloydsPharmacy)
►AIMp Representatives: Samir Patel (Waremoss Ltd) and Nazlin Meghji (Avicenna).
►Independent Contractor representatives: Coll Michaels (Calverton Pharmacy, Luton), Amit Lakhani (Bishopscote Pharmacy, Luton), Mahesh Shah (The Mall Pharmacy, Luton)
Pinesh Patel (Goldharts Pharmacy, Bedfordshire), Kiran Patel (Medigreen Pharmacy, Bedfordshire), Nishil Shah (Cheeseman’s Pharmacy, Bedfordshire)
Other staff who support the LPC in their work and are employed or engaged by the committee are :
►Paul Fearon – is engaged by the LPC in the role as treasurer.
►Ethel Shaw provides a full range of administrative duties in the LPC office as PA to Gerald Zeidman (Chief Officer).