In 2018 the three LPCs in Surrey and Sussex LPCs combined forces to set up a central administration and operations function to help support contractors more effectively and better meet the expectations of external NHS stakeholders and other local organisations.
Our constituent LPCs remain the legal entities but the new overarching team uses the trading name ‘Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex’ and all communications and business is delivered through our central office.
Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex is a mechanism to allow more effective collaboration between LPCs, pool resources and share costs as well as implementing initiatives of shared interest in common areas. It is governed by the CPSS Executive Committee, which comprises of the Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer from each LPC. Here’s our organisational chart.
A collaboration agreement has been drawn up between the three LPCs to ensure that each committee did not lose its status or powers (as set out in their constitutions and in the NHS Act). The collaboration Agreement gives delegated authority to the CPSS Executive Committee from the three LPCs to monitor the operational effectiveness of Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex, including holding the Chief Executive to account for the organisations performance.
Lead by the Chief Executive, Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex daily work is managed by an executive staff team.
Read LPC in the Spotlight, a PSNC case study about our journey and 2019 follow up report LPC Focus: Creating a federated administrative structure CPSS
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- James Wood FRPharmS, chief executive officer. Connect @JamesWWood | Twitter
- Hinal Patel MRPharmS, service development & support pharmacist. Connect @PatelPatelHinal | Twitter
- Sandra Lamont MCIPR MCMI, communications & engagement lead. Connect @LamontSandra | Twitter
- Micky Cassar, business administrator
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Governance & Oversight
The work of Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex is overseen by the CPSS Executive Committee, which comprises of the Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer from each LPC. They have delegated authority from the three LPCs (described in a collaboration agreement) to monitor the operational effectiveness of Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex, including holding the Chief Executive to account for the organisations performance.
- The committee meets quarterly. A copy of their 20-21 forward committee plan can be found here.
- Committee minutes are available on request.
- Committee Agendas:
- 20/21: Agenda June 2020 /
- 19/20: Agenda March 2020 / Agenda December 2019 / Agenda October 2019 / Agenda July 2019 / Agenda May 2019
- Copies of accounts, financial statements and annual reports are incorporated into the annual reports of each LPC and can be found here.
Strategic and operating plans
Our business as usual operating plan for 2020-21 has been paused and replaced with a Covid19 operational response plan and a re-based high-level operating plan until September 2020. We will be publishing a full operating plan for H2 2020-21 later in the year
Policies and procedures
- Surrey & Sussex LPCs collaboration agreement view here
- Scheme of delegation, CPSS Executive Committee view here
- Governance Policy Statement view here
- Health and Safety Policy view here
- Minute Taking Policy view here
- How to feedback or complain
- Equal opportunities policy view here
- For copies of our employment procedures, whistle-blowing and other general internal policies, please contact us by email at: LPC@communitypharmacyss.co.uk
Every fortnight we aim to distribute a news-round-up to NHS community pharmacy contractors in Surrey & Sussex with information about what’s happening in politics, education and training for community pharmacists across Surrey and Sussex, and share all the exciting innovations that are happening to transform our sector.
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- In August 2020 the three LPCs in Surrey and Sussex published their first-ever joint annual review to highlight key activities and performance of the federation for the year ending 31st March 2020. Download and read Review of the Year 2019-20 CPSS [pdf] Note this document is A4 landscape, so you may need to use the + and – icons on your pdf reader to adjust what you see on your screen.
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