About Suffolk LPC
Suffolk LPC is one of a number of LPCs which operate in East Anglia as the local voice for community pharmacies. Across Suffolk we work with 136 community pharmacies including those that are independently owned alongside those that are part of larger community pharmacy chains.
Suffolk LPC covers the whole of Suffolk including Waveney pharmacies and works closely with Suffolk County Council and the three Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group areas of Ipswich and East (IESCCG), West (WSCCG) and Norfolk and Waveney CCG (N&WCCG). We now are working in an ever-closer federation with Norfolk LPC, and they currently lead on most interactions with Norfolk and Waveney CCG and the Integrated Care System (ICS), covering all of Norfolk and Waveney. We also work alongside Essex LPC to represent community pharmacy contractors across the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS)
The aim of Suffolk LPC is to represent community pharmacies, working in collaboration with others, to improve the health and well-being of the people in our county. Community pharmacies are working with other health and social care professionals to become an effective integrated part of primary health and social care to deliver the best outcomes for their patients. There are significant opportunities for community pharmacies to do more to support their local communities. It is our role as the LPC to be the voice and support for community pharmacies in Suffolk so they can continue to develop and deliver a wide range of services that meet the needs of local people.
The work of Suffolk LPC is not for profit, with our funding coming directly via a small levy on each pharmacy Contractor. We are not primarily a patient-facing organisation, and so unfortunately cannot routinely respond to queries from members of the public. Please do though follow us on social media where useful community pharmacy messages will be broadcast.
Annual LPC Budget 2021-22
Every year in January, a draft budget is prepared by the Treasurer, in conjunction with the Bookkeeper and Chief Officer and is presented to the committee at the January meeting. After discussion and agreement, the budget is amended as necessary and is ratified at the March meeting of the committee. At each consequent meeting, expenditure is reported to the committee against the agreed budget and any risks are discussed. The budget for this financial year is available via the link below:
Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21
The Suffolk LPC Annual Report 2020-21, along with our audited accounts, have now been published:
The AGM meeting was held online on Wednesday 15th September and was combined with a special meeting where the LPC asked contractors to vote to delay the elections for LPC membership by one year.
Voting results were as follows:
39 votes were all accepting of the LPC accounts
39 votes were all in favour of extending the term of the committee.
The LPC also produced a contractor update which focused on service developments in Year 3 of the Pharmacy Contract.
Please click on the link to see the slides if you were unable to attend on the night: Contractor Update September 2021.