Greater Manchester LPC’s Annual General Meeting 2019/20
|A copy of our Annual Report and Accounts 2019/2020 can be found here|
On Wednesday 30th September, the Greater Manchester LPC (GMLPC) held its first online AGM for GM pharmacists and contractors via Zoom. Despite a very different AGM to previous years, it was a huge success, with 32 attendees tuning in to hear the GMLPC achievements and financial update as well as presentations delivered by our guest speakers Andy Chilton, Director of Velresco, and Nathan Wiltshire, Chief Executive of Cambrian Alliance Group.
GMLPC’s Chair, Aneet Kapoor, welcomed attendees and gave a contextual overview of the LPC’s position in the year 2019/20, before handing over to Treasurer, Mohammed Anwar, who gave an update on GMLPC’s accounts and finances. A copy of the LPC’s Annual Report and Accounts can be found here.
Aneet then reflected on some of the challenges the LPC faced in this year, which included uncertainties around Brexit and medicine shortages, and having to adapt operations to secure the new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) national contract.
After highlighting some of the ways the LPC continued to support contractors despite these challenges, Aneet passed over to GMLPC’s Vice-Chair, Ifti Khan, who provided an overview of the LPC’s operational structure and how it has changed in the last year.
Aneet provided a summary of the LPC’s key successes and signposted attendees to the launch of Greater Manchester Healthcare Academy’s new online e-learning platform in the GMHA update. The presentation was concluded by summarising steps moving forward for the year 2019/20, and moving onto the contractor vote and results.
We received a total of 245 votes with 100% of contractors accepting the LPC’s accounts and finances for the year 2019/20.
For the GMLPC update please click here.
Guest Speaker: Director of Velresco, Andy Chilton, offered his insight into creating capacity for improved profitability and efficiency in the workplace in order to meet the challenges ahead. His presentation was followed by a Q&A session, where attendees could ask their questions live via the Zoom chat.
For Andy’s presentation please click here.
Guest Speaker: Chief Executive of Cambrian Alliance Group, Nathan Wiltshire, provided an insight into effective purchasing for independent pharmacies, followed by a Q&A session open to attendees.
For Nathan’s presentation please click here.
The AGM finished with Aneet thanking the guest speakers and attendees, and signposting to the LPC’s social accounts and communication channels.
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A feedback survey will be circulated to attendees shortly, so please let us know your thoughts on the LPC’s first online AGM using this form.
We look forward to hearing from you!