Pharmacy representation

Published on: 30th May 2023 | Updated on: 23rd February 2024

Community Pharmacy England

We represent all of the c.10,700 community pharmacies in England.

We exist to represent all community pharmacies – our members – in negotiations with the Government and the NHS. We are responsible for negotiating the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), currently around £2.592 billion per year, under which all NHS community pharmacies operate.

We are recognised by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care as the body that represents NHS pharmacy contractors. We work closely with Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) to support their role as the local NHS representative organisations.

Our goal is to develop the NHS community pharmacy service, to enable community pharmacies to offer an increased range of high quality and fully funded services that meet the needs of their local communities and provide value and good health outcomes for the NHS and the public.

Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs)

The local organisation for community pharmacy is the Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC), the local voice of community pharmacy. Sometimes known as a Community Pharmacy Locals, LPCs are the focus for all community pharmacists and community pharmacy owners in an area and each one is an independent and representative group for their locality. The LPC works locally with local NHS England teams, Integrated Care Systems (ICS), Local Authorities and other healthcare professionals to help plan healthcare services.

There are 55 LPCs across England. For more information about a specific LPC including contact details, please visit LPC Online to find a link to the relevant LPC’s website.

Other pharmacy bodies 

Listed below are a number of other national pharmacy bodies that we collaborate with. These organisations represent a variety of groups in the pharmacy sector.