GMHSCP (former area team)

The former NHS England area team is now part of Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP).

Pharmacy team contact details:

The optometry and pharmacy team at GMHSCP can be contacted by emailing (This replaces the former email address.) This email address is checked throughout the day and any queries submitted will be passed on to the most appropriate staff member as follows:

  • Tracy Thewlis, Admin Support Officer: 0113 825 5182
  • Diane Murphy, Business Support Officer: 0113 825 5162
  • Sarah Ward, Business Support Officer: 0113 825 5139
  • Sophie Lapsley, Project Officer
  • Stephen Riley, Senior Contracts Manager
  • Lindsay Crabtree, Project Manager
  • Monica Roper, Project Officer

Office and postal address:

Optometry and Pharmacy Team,
Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership,
Floor 4,
3 Piccadilly Place,
London Road,
M1 3BN

The team reports to Kate Kinsey, Head of Primary Care Operations at Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP).

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Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer

The Accountable Officer for CDs is Dr Raj Patel and operational delivery is undertaken by Karen O’Brien. If you have any CDs issues/concerns, visit

Greater Manchester Pharmacy Handbook

Greater Manchester Pharmacy Handbook (9th edition, January 2018)

Further information:

Health promotion campaigns in Greater Manchester – 2018

Signposting Assistance (Note: this links to the handbook appendices which include a record sheet and signposting details for each area)

Changes to submission of quarterly reports– MUR/NMS