Surrey LPC Members’ details


John Pontefract
Chair
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CCA nominated
Lloyds Surrey
07967302122 email
Tim Rendell
Vice Chair
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AIM nominated
Day Lewis Surrey
07702 920976 email
Anish Prasad
Treasurer
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 CCA nominated
Lloyds Ash Vale
07888 648340 email
Hemal Chudasama
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CCA nominated
Rowlands
07976098331 email
Andrew Jackson
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Independent
Smallfield
01342 844424 email
Jay Katira
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 CCA nominated
Lloyds Woking
 01276 858261
email
Abdool Kureeman
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Independent
Ashstead
01372 272355 email
Penny Laws
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CCA nominated
Tesco Addlestone
01932 611007 email
   Nilesh Nathwani
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 Independent
Guildford
 01483 452030 email
Hinal Patel
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CCA nominated
Boots Redhill
01737 766365 email
Sejal Patel
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Independent
Bookham
01372 453293
email
   Smita Patel
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 Independent
Guildford
 07800 834181 email
Abdool Kureeman   I qualified in 1985 and spent nine years working for a small multiple. I bought my first pharmacy in Ewell in 1995.In 1998, I took over Buckley Pharmacy in Ashtead. Serving the community for many years has allowed me to develop a close and trusting relationship with doctors and members of the Primary Care team. The new Contract allows us to expand the range of services offered. However we must not in our eagerness to take on new roles relinquish our unique skills as gatekeeper to delivering safe and effective medicines. As our dispensing fee gets eroded and replaced with services fees, we are working under even more rigour and stress. In DoH negotiations, we must ensure proper remuneration to allow us to practise as “Responsible Pharmacist”.        Top
Anish Prasad   I am a CCA member, working for Lloyds Pharmacy for the last 6 years. I did my pre-registration with Lloyds, over 12 years ago. Since qualifying I have worked for many companies including Moss, Superdrug and some independents.But since rejoining Lloyds, I have taken on board many of the services that Surrey PCT have initiated, including needle exchange, supervised methadone, PGD on Chlamydia and EHC, ONPOS, Tamiflu and vaccinations. So if you do need help with any services or anything to do with pharmacy please do not hesitate to get in contact.        Top
Jas Panesar  I have worked in various pharmacies and roles in Surrey for a number of years now. Starting as a pre-registration student in a high item Boots store in Redhill where I continued to work for 6 months once I qualified. I then went on to manage the pharmacy business in Boots Guildford for 3 years leaving in order to plan and deliver the opening of the Boots outpatient pharmacy at East Surrey hospital which I did for 1 year. This role led to managing Boots Obelisk Way, Camberley and then to my current role as Area Manager for the Woking Area. Through all these roles, pharmacy has been at the centre of each role. The roles have given me the experience of working in a branch, to managing a number of branches and people, which I believe will be useful for being on the LPC.
Practicing as a pharmacist in Surrey, I have experience in providing some of the key public health services such as smoking cessation, EHC and flu vaccinations, as well as the engagement of a wider audience for these services.     Top
Hemal Chudasama I am an area manager for Rowlands Pharmacy, with a number of branches in the area. I have worked in community pharmacy since I qualified, with a wide experience in managing branches in both independent pharmacies, and small and large chain groups. I thoroughly enjoy being a pharmacist, and believe that it is only through strong links with each other we can deliver better outcomes to our patients and develop the profession.    Top
Andrew Jackson   Since qualifying from Brighton in 1994, I have always worked in community pharmacy. I have spent a number of years in each of a large multiple, large independent and a small independent, with a short break as a locum pharmacist. Eventually I purchased my own business in 2001. This experience allows me to understand the concerns in most aspects of community pharmacy. I have recently joined a local PBC group and have also represented independent pharmacies in a wholesaler forum committee. Away from pharmacy, I spend most of my time with my young family, sneaking off when possible to watch and play sport.        Top
Jay Katira   I qualified from Brighton in 1984, and have worked in community pharmacy throughout my career. After registering I worked for a small independent group of pharmacies in Bedfordshire where in my final year I managed a 12 hours a day 7 days a week pharmacy and was Superindentent Pharmacist for the group. In 1988 I acquired my own pharmacy in West Byfleet, Surrey. After selling the business in 1996, I joined an independent chain where I managed a branch in Ottershaw, Chertsey. That independent group was acquired by Lloydspharmacy in 1999 and I have been with Lloydspharmacy since then in various capacities first as locum, then District Manager, Senior Area Pharmacist, and now currently as Cluster Manager of 7 pharmacies in the Weybridge, Addlestone and Chertsey area. My interests outside pharmacy are centered around spending time with my family, cricket (sadly only to watch nowadays), reading autobiographies & biographies and charity fund raising.      Top
Penny Laws   I live in Surrey with my husband, Norman and have  two grown up daughters. I have worked for 36 years in community pharmacy, starting as a pre-registration student for Boots and then undertaking various management roles in Hampshire and Surrey Boots Stores. For the last 20 years I have worked as a Pharmacy Manager in Tesco Pharmacies. I am committed and enjoy contributing to community pharmacy and its challenges, to help improve the health and well-being of the community.     Top
Nilesh Nathwani   Soon after qualifying from Brighton in 1986, I started working as community pharmacist and soon opened my own pharmacy in 1987. I now own two pharmacies in Guildford, one in a small secondary parade and the other in a Health centre. This gives me a good overall view of the different aspects of the profession. Last few years I have also been involved in bringing various new products to the pharmacy market. This has given me invaluable experience from the manufacturers prospective. Away from the pharmacy I spend most of the time with my family. My other passions are sports particularly badminton and the Guitar (unfortunately, I am tone deaf)      Top
Hinal Patel I qualified in 2008 from London School of Pharmacy , University of London. I did my pre- reg with Boots and joined them after qualifying. Throughout my career of being qualified I have worked at different levels with the company from being relief pharmacist, pharmacist In charge, pharmacy manager to now being a pharmacist store manager. I have also worked and handled a large care home business. My latest position is managing an out patients department in hospital for Boots and I absolutely enjoy the mixture of community and hospital experience the job brings. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a community pharmacist , care home manager and new setting of hospital pharmacy and will always be open to new innovation to the pharmacy world.  Away from pharmacy I love travelling and would like to explore the world .     Top
Sejal Patel   I have 33 years experience in Community Pharmacy which commenced with a Saturday job at the age of 15. I registered as a pharmacist in 1984 just before the ‘black list’ was introduced and when labels and prescriptions were handwritten. My experience includes working for Boots in North and Central London before marrying a pharmacist and moving to South London. Since 1987, my work experience includes: Locum, part time and full time work over the years in community pharmacy including our own business and a local private hospital. Community Pharmacy representative on EEMS Medicines Management Committee Surrey LPC and through which I have been involved in PBC.        Top
Smita Patel    I registered in 1990 having completed my degree at King’s College (London). I have always worked in community pharmacy. During my career I have spent a number of years with a large multiple and as a locum pharmacist. I recently purchased my own pharmacy and have experienced first hand the challenges which independent contractors have to face since The New Contract and during the further NHS changes in 2010.       Top
John Pontefract   I am an Area Manager for Lloyd’s pharmacy, covering our 37 Pharmacies in Surrey. I have worked in the pharmacy industry for the last 6 years, previously to that I was a General Manager with a retail chain, and have worked with pharmacies within my branches since 1989. I have a great interest in the profession and would like to play a part in progressing community pharmacy into the future, offering more than dispensing services.     Top
Tim Rendell After qualifying as a Pharmacist, Tim held a variety of senior management positions in a career spanning 25 years at Alliance Boots. He then joined Day Lewis as Head of Pharmacy in 2010 and leads the Pharmacy Team (field operation, sales, marketing and pharmacy).
Tim is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and registrant with the General Pharmaceutical Council. He also is on the Membership Committee of his professional body and Chair of the Executive Operational Board for the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education based at Manchester University.     Top