About Us


We are the statutory committee representing people who provide community pharmacy services in Bury, Glossop, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Our vision: To enable Community Pharmacy to improve health now and in the future

Our values: Innovative, Collaborative, Integrity, Excellent, Supportive

Greater Manchester LPC was established on 1st October 2016 following a vote by pharmacists across the region. They decided to combine forces as one LPC, rather than having separate LPCs for Ashton Leigh and Wigan, Bury and Rochdale, Manchester, Oldham Tameside & Glossop, Salford & Trafford, and Stockport. It also replaced Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester, a federated body that didn’t have an LPC’s legal status and ability to represent its members in formal negotiations.

The 12 members of our committee comprise:
• 5 independent contractor representatives, elected by their peers
• 2 AIMp representatives (Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies)
• 5 CCA representatives (Company Chemists Association)

We represent the full spectrum of community pharmacists, from independent contractors to those practising as part of large national chains. The NHS has a legal duty to consult us on matters affecting pharmacy services.

GMLPC have created a briefing guide that further outlines who we are, what we do, and how we support pharmacy contractors.

Read the full GMLPC brief here.


IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (updated 09/04/21)

GMLPC does not administer or facilitate bookings for the NHS Covid-19 vaccinations.

When your cohort is invited to receive the vaccination, the easiest way to book is through the national booking service which can be accessed here

The system allows patients to choose a time slot and location that suits them.

Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

A list of the 7 live pharmacy-led vaccination sites in Greater Manchester are detailed below.

Operated by Address Postcode
Everest Pharmacy 117B Withington Road Whalley Range M16 8EE
Wilbraham Pharmacy Whalley Range Cricket and Tennis Club Kingsbrook Road M16 8NR
Wellfield Pharmacy MMC College, 20 Humphrey Street Cheetham Hill M8 9JR
Superdrug Piccadilly Gardens Manchester M1 1LZ
Timperely Pharmacy The Larkhill Centre Altrincham WA15 7AZ
Hollowood Chemist 11 Mesnes Street Wigan WN1 1QP
Hootons Pharmacy University of Bolton Stadium Bolton BL6 6JW

Constitution

Our constitution can be downloaded here: Greater-Manchester-LPC-Constitution-with-effect-from-11th October 2021


Key Constitutional Events

GMLPC Special General Meeting (SGM) – 11/10/2021

We are pleased to announce that Greater Manchester LPC will now be known as Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester. This follows the Special General Meeting we held on Monday 11th October, with 89.96% contractors voting in favour of changing the LPC’s name and amending the LPC constitution.

 

Click to view the Special General Meeting


GMLPC 2020/21 Accounts Approved – 19/09/2021

225 contractors voted on the GMLPC accounts for year ending March 2021, with 99.6% accepting and approving the accounts.

A copy of our Annual Report and Accounts 2020/2021 can be found here


GMLPC – Vacant Independent contractor seat filled by Ali Dalal (Formans Chemist, Prestwich) – 09/07/2021

In accordance with the LPC constitution, Greater Manchester LPC recently invited applicants to apply for a vacant Independent contractor seat on the LPC.

The GMLPC committee has reviewed the information provided by all the candidates and selected the most suitable person based on the quality of their application, as outlined in Section 15 of the GMLPC constitution.

We can now confirm the successful candidate representing independent contractors on the GMLPC is: Ali Dalal (Formans Chemist, Prestwich).

The (updated) GMLPC Committee from 9th July 2021 is as follows:

Independent representatives are as follows:
– Aneet Kapoor
– Fin McCaul
– Mohammed Anwar
– Mohamed Patel
– Ali Dalal

CCA representatives are as follows:
– Ifti Khan
– Jennie Watson
– Helen Smith
– Mubasher Ali
– Mujahid Al-amin

AIMp representatives are as follows:
– Peter Marks
– Gulam Arsiwalla


GMLPC Election 2021 Results 01/04/2021

In accordance with the LPC constitution, Greater Manchester LPC organised an election to establish a new Committee From 1st April 2021. Independent contractors, together with AIMp and CCA Head Offices, were invited for nominations and appointments as per the LPC constitution.

To ensure fair representation for all GM contractors the current GMLPC Committee voted to increase the total number of member seats from 11 to 12 on 25th January 2021. As a result of these changes GMLPC revised the number of places available for each pharmacy representative group for the committee elections 2021.

Committee Breakdown:

  • AIM is entitled to 2 place on the Committee, based on the 15.26% of AIM pharmacies in the area covered by GMLPC.
  • CCA are entitled to 5 places on the Committee, based on the 42.78% of CCA pharmacies in the GMLPC area.
  • Independents are entitled to 5 places on the Committee, based on the 41.96% of independent pharmacies in the GMLPC area.

After collecting all CCA and AIMp appointments and putting independent nominees to an independent contractor vote, we are pleased to announce the results.

The successful independent elected candidates are as follows:

  • Aneet Kapoor
  • Adam Williams
  • Fin McCaul
  • Mohammed Anwar
  • Mohamed Patel

The appointed CCA representatives are as follows:

  • Ifti Khan
  • Jennie Watson
  • Helen Smith
  • Mubasher Ali
  • Mujahid Al-amin

The appointed AIMp representatives are as follows:

  • Peter Marks
  • Gulam Arsiwalla

On behalf of GMLPC, thank you for your support in the 2021 Election process


Election update (Jan 2021) 

Over the last few days, Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee (GMLPC) have received several queries relating to the forthcoming GMLPC election and the governance and assurance process regarding the commissioning of Community Pharmacy COVID-19 designated vaccination sites.

GMLPC have provided a response to both these queries in a letter to contractors.

Read the full letter here.

Strategy 2017-19

Download our strategy for 2017-19

Privacy Notice

Our privacy notice explains why and how we may use/process personal data in relation to our work.


Election deferral voting update 25/06/2020

GMLPC  sent out voting forms in relation to deferring the election for a period of 6 months. 99% of contractors voted in favour of this proposal. 

GMLPC elections therefore took place early 2021 with the new committee in post by the 1st April 2021.


Pharmacist Support JustGiving Page

As you will know, pharmacies are facing serious financial and operational challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, and need help if they are to continue offering their essential services to the public.

As the statuary body representing local community pharmacies in Greater Manchester, GMLPC  will be supporting the sector through donating all funding received through sponsorship to Pharmacist Support.

If you would also like to donate please feel free to do so through GMLPC’s JustGiving Page.

Local communities, pharmacies, and the wider pharmacy sector would be immensely grateful for any donation you can offer during this challenging time.

If you have any queries please contact enquiries@gmlpc.org.uk