Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex (CPSS) is the unified local voice for community pharmacy for Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs).
All three LPCs represent, support, develop and promote NHS Community Pharmacy in Surrey and Sussex in the interest of contractors and service users. They now work more closely together with an “overarching” management structure evolving for the three county-based LPCs known as Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex (CPSS).
The CPSS area also mirrors the Surrey and Sussex area covered by NHS England.
Our office is located within the LMC Offices in Leatherhead, Surrey: The White House, 18 Church Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8BB.
CPSS Central Office telephone number: 01372 417726.
LPC NEWS BULLETINS AND LPC NEWSLETTERS ARE NOW SENT OUT CENTRALLY from Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex (CPSS). These will show up in your inbox as having come from:
You can also use this email address to contact CPSS directly for any questions or enquiries you may have for your LPC.
For external organisations please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs)
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 Area Teams, 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.
LPC members are either elected or nominated to join the committee to represent contractors (Pharmacy owners’) views. They do not get paid, however they can claim expenses and locum fees for attending meetings. There two paid officers e.g. Chief Executive Officer or Professional Executive Officer and the employed staff of Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex (CPSS).
- Looking after the interests of the local contractors and to give value for money.
- Consultation with NHS England – the LPC is a statutory body, recognised by Government and NHS England. NHS England is required to consult with LPCs but not required to act on that consultation.
LPCs are not responsible for service commissioning in any way, but they can provide support and advice about services.
LPCs are not allowed to hold a contract on behalf of pharmacies (e.g. a stop smoking service), however, they can facilitate the set up of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) of interested pharmacies to work together to bid for services.
LPC meetings are open to all contractors and pharmacists and we encourage you to join them and find out what they do.
To find out more about your LPC or to discuss how, as a pharmacist, you may be able to assist or join an LPC, contact LPC@communitypharmacyss.co.uk