West Sussex LPC Members

Name Organisation Representative
C J Patel Geddes Pharmacy IND
Nisheet Patel Cokeham Pharmacy IND
Mark Donaghy Waremoss AIMp
Alan Salter Day Lewis AIMp
Yola Barnard Superdrug CCA
Gemma Staniforth Lloyds CCA
Sara Paxton Boots CCA
Marie Hockley Lloyds CCA
Sam Ingram Boots CCA

If you would like contact email addresses for any LPC member please contact LPC@communitypharmacyss.co.uk with your request.

West Sussex Committee Members:

Chair of West Sussex LPC: Mark Donaghy, AIM representative, Contact: 01825 761349

 I have been a pharmacist for 25 years, starting off by managing an independent pharmacy in Bradford for over a decade which became a Moss pharmacy. I also worked part time for a couple of PCTs in both a clinical governance and practice pharmacist role. For the last 12 years I have been working for Kamsons Pharmacy, a family-owned and Sussex-based group of pharmacies. My role includes developing services, supporting our pharmacy teams, training our pre-reg pharmacists and also working in our pharmacies. I have been a member of West Sussex LPC for over a decade and in 2018 was elected Chair.

Vice Chair of West Sussex LPC: Gemma Staniforth, CCA representative, Contact: 01903 230445

I am Gemma Staniforth and I am the CCA representative for Lloyds Pharmacy. I qualified in 2005 following completion of my pre-registration year at Worthing hospital which involved a three month placement at the formerly known Adur Arun and Worthing PCT. This was followed by 6 months as a rotational basic grade pharmacist at Worthing hospital. I have worked for Lloyds Pharmacy for 12 years within West Sussex, in various roles as relief Pharmacist, Pharmacist Manager in Pharmacies attached to GP surgeries and branch pharmacist.

I have been a member of West Sussex LPC since 2009. I attend quarterly Worthing locality prescribing meetings and I am delighted to have been elected as Vice Chair for this term of office.

Treasurer of West Sussex LPC: Alan Salter, AIM representative, Contact:01273 844254

Following completion of my pre-registration year working for an independent with pharmacies in Richmond, Surrey and Knightsbridge I spent a few years as a Pharmacy Manager for an independent pharmacy in Shoreham-by-sea before joining Kingswood Chemists to work in Brighton. Shortly after the take over of the business by Lloyds Chemist I took up the opportunity to work as a franchisee for Moss Chemists (Unichem) and ran my own business for a while.Later I joined the Day Lewis group and returned to Shoreham-by-sea working as a pharmacist manager and getting involved with various roles including working as a Pharmacist Support Team member and LPC member. I live and work in my home town and my more than two decades in full time front-line pharmacy entitles me to be call myself a Community Pharmacist

C J Patel, IND representative,

Contact: 0208 6570221

I have been qualified as a pharmacist for nearly 27 years. My experience has been in all sectors community pharmacy-independents, small multiples and large multiples. Presently I am an owner of a small group of pharmacies. I have been a member of the West Sussex LPC for over 14 years. In the past I have been on the Crawley Professional Executive Committee board an also the Crawley Medicines Management Committee. I have recently been appointed onto the Crawley Practice Based Commissioning executive board. Outside of pharmacy I play badminton, and golf and also love reading. 

Nisheet Patel, IND representative,

Contact: 01903 753454

I qualified in 1984 from The School Of Pharmacy. I travelled and spent many years as a locum until I bought my first and only pharmacy in Sompting in 1989. I am the present chairman of the Adur Pharmacy Group. I feel that I bring a strong representation to the LPC especially for the independent contractors, fully understanding their challenges and concerns. My hobbies include golf and cricket.

Yola Barnard, CCA representative,

Contact: 01903 238962

I qualified as a pharmacist in 2000. Following a brief time working in the pharmaceutical industry, I joined Superdrug, and have been there ever since. In December 2005 I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Pharmaceutical Health Care at Brighton University. I have a long standing relationship with pharmacy as my parents have been pharmacy contractors for many years, and have always taken an active role in pharmacy.  

Sara Paxton,

CCA representative,

Contact: 07793 157039

Sara qualified as a pharmacist in 1989. She has worked all her working life for Boots, initially in a number of roles from Pharmacist in Wales to Pharmacy Manager in Worcestershire moving up to Large Store Cluster Manager in the West Midlands. On gaining project management and business change management qualifications she moved into a central role in Nottingham at the companies Head Office, where she managed the pharmacy services and operations for several years. Recently Sara moved with her family to the South East where she currently works across a wide geography in a pharmacy operations, services and governance role supporting multiple stores and pharmacists .

Marie Hockley, CCA representative,

Contact:07702 998926


I have been working for Lloyds pharmacy since 2010, starting as a sales assistant I progressed quickly through development courses and was promoted to pharmacy manager in Ringmer East Sussex. During this time I qualified as pharmacy Tech/ACT and registered with the GPHC.  In April 2017 I moved into Area support roles as an area support coach and in December 2017 appointed  cluster manager for 9 stores in Eastbourne and Hastings. I am passionate about service provision in our communities, clinical excellence and people development. My interests include travelling, music and keeping active. 

Sam Ingram, CCA representative

Contact: 07834 497994

My career as a pharmacist for Boots has spanned 20 years from pre-registration through working in stores to my current role as Teacher Practitioner at Brighton University. Here I have the privilege to work with future pharmacists starting as undergraduates through to qualification and then into their pharmacist careers. I work closely with the Boots Regional team in West Sussex which enables me to engage and disseminate local information regularly to this leadership population in order to drive opportunities forward within the LPC geography. As a practising pharmacist I continue to work across a wide range of stores within West Sussex and have a working understanding of local services, including the current contract delivering NHS healthchecks to our target population.  I have had a close involvement with the training and support required in the set up of new services such as the community anticoagulation service in Brighton and more recently Bromley. I have a real passion for showing the benefit that community pharmacy services can bring to patients enabling them to live healthier within their locality and want to explore further opportunities for bringing services into primary care making them increasingly accessible to patients whilst supporting pharmacists to expand their clinical role and professional recognition.