Previous pharmacy visits

Pharmacy visits in 2018/19

Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP (Rushcliffe)


Monday 30th September 2019 @ 11am

Meeting with Nick Hunter, Chief Officer, and Rob Severn, Chair, @ LPC office, Cotgrave





Chris Leslie MP

Friday 20th September 2019 @ 2pm

Meeting with Boots Pharmacy staff, 594 Mansfield Road, Sherwood


Alex Norris MP

18th September 2018

Nick Hunter, Chief Officer, and Rob Severn, Chair, met  with Alex at his constituency office in Bulwell.


Ben Bradley MP

Thursday 30th August 2018 between 1pm and 2pm

Visited Rowlands Pharmacy in Mansfield Woodhouse


Mark Spencer MP

16th February 2018 @ 10am

Nick Hunter, Chief Officer, and Rob Severn, Chair, met Mark at his Constituency Office in Hucknall

Pharmacy visits in 2016/17

Alex Norris MP visit to Mistry’s Pharmacy – 03.10.17


It was a pleasure to welcome Alex Norris MP (Labour) for Nottingham North to our pharmacy (Mistry’s) on 3rd October 2017.  He was able to see first-hand the key role community pharmacies play in providing a quality healthcare service for the local community. He witnessed the pharmacy offers a wide variety of services from

self-care, to giving appropriate advice, and dispensing of prescribed medicines.  Despite being extremely busy the pharmacy team went out of their way to solve patients problems from prescribed medication, phoning GP practices, chasing up missing prescriptions, and phoning wholesalers trying to source medication that were in short supply. He was amazed the complexity of work and how difficult it is to manage time with the ever increasing work load.




Between Nick Hunter, Chief Officer of Nottinghamshire LPC, and myself we made Alex aware that due to the NHS budget cuts pharmacy funding has been reduced.  This coupled with the cuts in some of the locally enhanced services (and more to follow) is beginning to affect the viability of pharmacy business, especially for the independent contractors.  This is not only disadvantageous for the patients but it also places more pressure on the GP and hospital services.


In his closing remarks Mr Norris accepted the challenges community pharmacy face in the recent financial climate and agreed he could be contacted again in the future by the LPC or by myself should there be a need.


Dayaram Mistry

Mistry’s Pharmacy and Nottinghamshire LPC member

October 2017


Chris Leslie MP visit to Well Pharmacy, St Anns

Chris Leslie MP had a great pharmacy visit last Friday (09.12.16) – he spent over two hours at the pharmacy and surgery along with Nick Hunter, Chief Officer for Nottinghamshire LPC.
He visited Well Pharmacy, St. Ann’s Nottingham and met the team there where they covered aspects of the cuts and value of pharmacy.

The adjoining surgery (Wellspring) is one of those involved in the Notts/Derby IP project so we took the opportunity to introduce Chris to Nitin Lakhani (independent pharmacy owner), the community pharmacist IP working in the surgery. Nitin offered Chris the opportunity to sit in on a consultation so took him in to the surgery to show him some of the positive aspects and how greater integration can help both general practice and community pharmacy.


Pharmacy Visits 2015

Friday 6th February 2015 – Robert Jenrick MP

Visited Whistlers Pharmacy in Newark and met with John Reynolds & Vijay Raja (Whistlers) and Mary Lee (Co-op) plus Rob Severn and Nick Hunter of the Nottinghamshire LPC.



Pharmacy visits in 2013

Friday 26th April 2013 11am – Lilian Greenwood MP

meeting with Nick Hunter, Chief Officer, at Constituency office in Nottingham City Centre


Thursday 25th July 2013 – Councillor Jenkins

Visiting Boots, Lloyds and Vantage Pharmacy in Aspley


Wednesday 14th August 2013 – Councillor Norris

Visiting a pharmacy in Heathfield


Thursday 7th November 2013 at 10.30am – Andrew Perrins, Nottinghamshire Public Health

Lloyds Pharmacy,113 Sneinton Road, Sneinton, NG2 4QL.

Gordon Heeley, Pharmacist and Treasurer for the LPC and Nick Hunter, Chief Officer of the LPC also attended.


MP Pharmacy visits in 2012

Friday 23rd March 2012 10am – Vernon Coaker MP, Burrows & Close pharmacy at Burton Joyce

Friday 27th April 2012 2pm – Anna Soubry MP meeting with Nick Hunter, Chief Officer ,constituency office in Beeston

Monday 14th May 2012 9.30am – Jenny Hollinsworth, Councillor, visited Lloyds Pharmacy in Sneinton

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 – Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood met with Sibby Buckle, pharmacist at Boots Riverside Retail Park (Sibby has just been elected onto the English Pharmacy Board).

Tuesday 27th November 2012 – Councillor Jon Collins, Lloyds Pharmacy in Sneinton

Friday 30th November 2012 – Vernon Coaker MP, meeting with Nick Hunter, Chief Officer at the constituency office


MP Pharmacy visits in 2011

Friday 28th January 2011 – Vernon Coaker MP visited Carlton Hill Pharmacy – click here for information relating to the visit

Monday 28th February 2011 – John Mann MP visited Lloyds Pharmacy in Retford – click here for information relating to the visit

Wednesday 23rd February 2011 – Lillian Greenwood MP visited Burrows & Close Pharmacy in Radford

We will add all the press release and information from pharmacy visits when available.

Please click on the links below to read the accompanying information (press release, letters to parliament etc)

Click here for the entry into Chemist & Druggist Awards 2010

6th April 2009 – Paddy Tipping MP visited Burrows & Close in Calverton

4th May 2009 – Patrick Mercer MP visited Manor Pharmacy in Newark

4th July 2009 – Graham Allen MP visited Mistry Pharmacy, Top Valley

25th August 2009 – Vernon Coaker visited Manor Pharmacy in Gedling

16th October 2009 – Alan Simpson MP visited Boots, Victoria Centre, City

The LPC are currently writing to the new MPs in the Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw area regarding interest in pharmacy and inviting to visit a pharmacy in their area. If you wish for the MP / Councillor for your constituency to attend your pharmacy with representatives from the LPC please contact me on