About Us (updated 09/04/21)
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.
|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|
Our constitution can be downloaded here: Greater-Manchester-LPC-Constitution-with-effect-from-26th June 2020
GMLPC Election 2021 Results
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.
- 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.
Our privacy notice explains why and how we may use/process personal data in relation to our work.
King’s Fund Resource for Community Pharmacy Contractors
King’s Fund have published a resource which helps explain the community pharmacy sector in England, how pharmacies are contracted and funded, the types of services they provide and future trends in the sector.
Click here to view the resource
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.
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