Your LPC Committee 2021


The local organisation for community pharmacy is the Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC). The LPC is the focus for all community pharmacists and community pharmacy owners and is an independent and representative group. The LPC works locally with NHS England Sub Regions, CCGs, Local Authorities and other healthcare professionals to help plan healthcare services.

The LPC negotiates and discusses pharmacy services with commissioners and is available to give advice to community pharmacy contractors and others wanting to know more about local pharmacy. LPCs liaise closely with their medical equivalent the Local Medical Committee so that GPs and pharmacists can work together to deliver services to patients. We also work in partnership with our other local representative committees.

All committee members complete a Declaration of Interests (DOI) at the beginning of each committee cycle, which is updated as and when circumstances change. Please click on individuals names to see a copy of their DOI (information is shown without signatures for data protection reasons).

Suffolk LPC consists of 13 members and employs three officers. To find out more about your local committee, see the table below:

Committee Member Representing
Greg McCarthy CCA
Catherine Armstrong CCA
Alister Huong CCA (Chair)
Lee Doherty CCA
Martin Howe CCA
Mel Peet Independent
Vicki Hitchings Independent
Nick Smith Independent (Vice Chair/Finance Officer)
Parv Lali Independent
Anil Sharma Independent
Mohammed Alom Independent
John Jiang Independent
Michael Lord Independent

Suffolk LPC Officers

Tania Farrow, Chief Officer – tania@suffolklpc.org.uk

(Tuesday to Friday)

Myra Battle, Service Support Officer – myra@suffolklpc.org.uk

(Monday to Thursday)

Kristina Boulton, Communications Officer- kristina@suffolklpc.org.uk

(Monday/Wednesday/Thursday)

General Email – info@suffolklpc.org.uk

Meeting Dates & Venues 2021

Suffolk LPC meets bi-monthly with an AGM in September.

Meetings of the full committee are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month starting from 10am (Peterborough & Cambridge LPC -Tuesday / Norfolk LPC – Thursday).

Officer Pre-Meets are held about 10 days before each full committee meeting to set the agenda and to prepare for the meeting to ensure all the main priorities are covered. They involve the Chair, the Vice Chair and the Finance Officer and employed officers.

The dates and venues for LPC meetings in 2020 are as follows:

Date Venue
20th January 2021 Microsoft Teams Meeting Online
17th March 2021 Microsoft Teams Meeting Online
19th May 2021 Microsoft Teams Meeting Online
21st July 2021 Microsoft Teams Meeting Online 

15th September 2021 (AGM)

 

Microsoft Teams Meeting Online 

AM- LPC

Evening-AGM

17th November 2021

 

(TBC)

19th January 2022

 

(TBC)

16th March 2022

 

(TBC)

If you want to learn more about the LPC or would like to attend an LPC meeting as an observer, please contact Tania Farrow (Chief Officer) on 07758 739052 or tania@suffolklpc.org.uk

 

Contractor Issues

If there are any issues contractors would like to report, please do so via the survey monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FZ72T9K

Committee Minutes

Interested in Joining the LPC?

When vacancies for members of the committee arise they are notified in two ways:

Independent: An email will be sent to all independent contractors and the vacancy will be advertised on the website

CCA: The CCA will be informed of the vacancy and the committee will be sent details of the new member once a suitable local candidate has been selected.

If you want to know what being an LPC committee member involves, click on the link below or contact Tania Farrow on tania@suffolklpc.org.uk

LPC Guide for Prospective Members