Vision Project: Membership

Published on: 25th November 2022 | Updated on: 18th September 2023

Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund worked very closely with the community pharmacy sector throughout the Vision project. Pharmacy input into the project across the Steering Group, Advisory Panel and working groups. In addition to these groups, pharmacy owners and teams, LPCs and all others in the sector were also invited to take part in two consultation exercises.


Steering Group

The Steering Group provided ‘challenge and review’ at key stages in the project, as well acting as a sounding board and advising on the content and structure of the report. The group was made up largely of pharmacy representatives, including both pharmacy owner and LPC representation, to ensure that the sector’s views remained at the heart of this work.

At a glance:

Experience Number of people* 
Independent community pharmacy owner 3 (21%)
Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) representative 2 (14%)
Non-CCA multiple representative 3 (21%)
Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) representative 6 (43%)
External (outside sector) 3 (21%)
TOTAL  14* 

*Note, several people on the list have experience from more than one of the above.

Full membership list

Name Roles
Reena Barai Community pharmacy contractor; Board Member, National Pharmacy Association (NPA); NPA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Alastair Buxton Director of NHS Services, Community Pharmacy England
Peter Cattee Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIM); Member, Community Pharmacy Derbyshire (LPC); Chair of Funding and Contract Subcommittee and Non-CCA Multiple Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Mark Donovan Director of Healthcare Development and Public Affairs, Boots UK; Board Member, Company Chemists’ Association (CCA); Chair, Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group; Board Member, Community Pharmacy Wales; CCA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Mike Hewitson Community pharmacy contractor
Adam Irvine Chief Executive Officer, Community Pharmacy Cheshire and Wirral (LPC)
Clare Kerr Director of Healthcare Policy and Strategy, LloydsPharmacy; Board Member, Company Chemists’ Association (CCA); Member, Leicestershire and Rutland LPC; Vice Chair of Service Development Subcommittee and CCA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Fin McCaul Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, Greater Manchester LPC; Chair of Service Development Subcommittee and Northwest Regional Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Janet Morrison Chief Executive, Community Pharmacy England
Jay Patel Executive Director, Day Lewis plc; Member, Director, AIM; Chair, Surrey LPC; Non-CCA Multiple Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Mayank (Mike) Patel Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth LPC; Vice-Chair Pharmacy London
Richard van Mellaerts Deputy Chair, General Practitioners Committee (England)
Rebecca Steinfeld Head of Policy, National Voices
Felicity Cox Chief Officer, Integrated Care Board for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

Advisory Panel

The Advisory Panel was formed of representatives from community pharmacy and a wider range of organisations outside pharmacy. The panel included membership from patient groups, other healthcare professions, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the NHS, and local commissioners, ensuring that the voices of community pharmacy’s most critical stakeholders were heard as the vision was developed.

At a glance:

Experience Number of people* 
Community pharmacy contractor representative 14
Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) representative 11
Wider pharmacy representative 9
External (outside sector) 10

*Note, several people on the list have experience from more than one of the above.

Full membership list:

Name Roles
Alette Addison Deputy Director Pharmacy, Eye Care and Controlled Drugs Department of Health and Social Care
Nicole Atkinson Medical Adviser in the Primary Care Network team, NHS Confederation; GP in Nottingham
Ahmed Alnagar Chief Operating Officer, HomeLink Healthcare Ltd, representing the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Hospital Expert Advisory Group
Jay Badenhorst Managing Director, Whitworths Chemists Ltd; Board Member, National Pharmacy Association (NPA); Chair, Tees LPC
Martin Bennett Community pharmacy contractor
Laurence Bourton Policy Lead, Workforce and Community Pharmacy, Taskforce for Lung Health
Richard Brown Chief Officer, Avon LPC; Community pharmacy contractor
Ashley Cohen Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (LPC)
James Davies Director for England, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Phil Day Superintendent Pharmacist, Pharmacy2U
Tony Dean Chief Officer, Norfolk LPC
Paul Duell Pharmacy Dean East of England, Health Education England
Lindsey Fairbrother Community pharmacy contractor; Secretary, Shropshire LPC; Member, Derbyshire LPC; East Midlands and South Yorkshire Regional Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Leyla Hannbeck Chief Executive Officer, Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIM)
Malcolm Harrison Chief Executive, Company Chemists’ Association (CCA)
Oliver Jones Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK
Aneet Kapoor Community pharmacy contractor; Member, Greater Manchester LPC
Tricia Kennerley Director, CCA; Chair of Communications and Public Affairs Subcommittee and CCA Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Ifti Khan Superintendent Pharmacist, Well Pharmacy; Vice-Chair, Greater Manchester LPC; Director, CCA; CCA nominee
Andrew Lane Chair, NPA; Chair, Gloucestershire LPC
Michael Lennox Chief Officer, Somerset LPC
Gareth Lyon Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Proprietary Association of Great Britain
Mark Lyonette Chief Executive Officer, NPA
Martin Marshall Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
Maeva May Head of Policy, British Heart Foundation
Jeremy Meader Managing Director, Numark
Priyanka Patel President, British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association
Graham Phillips Community pharmacy contractor
Duncan Rudkin Chief Executive, General Pharmaceutical Council
Dev Shah Community pharmacy contractor; Director, AIM; AIM nominee
Shilpa Shah Chief Executive Officer, North East London LPC
Graham Stretch President, Primary Care Pharmacy Association
Stephen Thomas Superintendent Pharmacist, Rowlands Pharmacy; Director, CCA; Member, Community Pharmacy Cheshire and Wirral (LPC); Board Member, Community Pharmacy Wales; Vice Chair of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee and CCA Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Patricia Tigenoah-Ojo Community pharmacy contractor
Bridget Turner Director of Policy and Care Improvement, Diabetes UK
Bruce Warner Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England
TBC Pharmacists’ Defence Association

Community Pharmacy England Working Groups

Community Pharmacy England organised four working groups which focussed on specific topics, allowing more detailed discussions on these to inform the development of the vision.

The working groups were chaired by Community Pharmacy England, who also provided secretariat support. Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund attended all meetings to support the discussions and provide updates on the project’s lines of inquiry that related to the working group.

Working group on Funding

Role: To support the project team in the development of the vision through:

  • Providing early thoughts on the future funding options for community pharmacy;
  • Identifying strategic options and priorities for consideration by the project team; and
  • Reviewing and providing comments on the draft vision document.

Membership

Working group on Digital and Technology

Role: To support the project team in the development of the vision through:

  • Providing early thoughts on the future IT development options for community pharmacy to support the delivery of pharmacy services and communications with patients and other healthcare professionals;
  • Providing early thoughts on the future options for use of technology in community pharmacy (e.g. robotics, hub and spoke dispensing) to support the delivery of pharmacy services;
  • Identifying strategic options and priorities for consideration by the project team; and
  • Reviewing and providing comments on the draft vision document.

Membership

Name Roles
Matt Armstrong Boots UK; Chair of the Community Pharmacy IT Group
David Broome Community Pharmacy Contractor; Vice-Chair of the Community Pharmacy IT Group; Treasurer, West Yorkshire LPC; Chair of Resource Development and Finance Subcommittee Community Pharmacy England; Community Pharmacy England Regional Representative Yorkshire and the Humber Region
Phil Day Superintendent Pharmacist, Pharmacy2U
Adam Dennett Managing Director, Cegedim Healthcare Solutions
Darryl Dethick Head of Pharmacy, PCT Healthcare; Treasurer, Derbyshire LPC; Member of the Community Pharmacy IT Group
David Evans Community Pharmacy Contractor; Vice-Chair, Derbyshire LPC
Sanjay Ganvir Professional Services Director & Superintendent Pharmacist, Green Light Pharmacy; Chair, Camden and Islington LPC
Mike Hewitson Community Pharmacy Contractor; Non Executive Director, HubRx
Mohammed Hussain Community Pharmacy Contractor; Senior Clinical Lead – IT Operations, NHS Digital; Member, West Yorkshire LPC
Clare Kerr Director of Healthcare Policy and Strategy, LloydsPharmacy; Board Member, Company Chemists’ Association (CCA); Member, Leicestershire and Rutland LPC; Vice Chair of Service Development Subcommittee and CCA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Jason Lestner Managing Director, The Pharmacy Group
Fin McCaul Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, Greater Manchester LPC; Chair of Service Development Subcommittee and Northwest Regional Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Mark Merry Product Strategy Lead, Positive Solutions
Amanda Moores Chief Officer, Dorset LPC
Tariq Muhammad CEO, Invatech Health
Mike Patel Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth LPC; Vice-Chair Pharmacy London
Darren Powell Clinical Lead – Live Services, NHS Digital; Relief Pharmacy Manager, HI Weldrick; Chair of RPS Digital Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group; Vice-Chair, Doncaster LPC
Shanel Raichura Community pharmacy contractor; IT consultant
Craig Spurdle IT Director (UK) & Head of Domain Wholesale IT & Automation, Phoenix Medical Supplies; Member of the Community Pharmacy IT Group
Gary Warner Community pharmacy contractor; Technical Director, Pinnacle Health; South Central Regional Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Janson Woodall Innovation Program Manager, Well Pharmacy

Working group on Services

Role: To support the project team in the development of the vision through:

  • Providing early thoughts on the future service development options for community pharmacy;
  • Identifying strategic options and priorities for consideration by the project team in terms of prioritising the scope, roll-out and sustainability of service options; and
  • Reviewing and providing comments on the draft vision document.

Membership

Name Roles
Michael Ball Community pharmacy contractor; Vice-Chair, Lancashire LPC
Reena Barai Community pharmacy contractor; Board Member, National Pharmacy Association (NPA); NPA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Richard Brown Community pharmacy contractor; Chief Officer Avon LPC
Ashley Cohen Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, West Yorkshire LPC
Deborah Evans Private pharmacy owner
Lindsey Fairbrother Community pharmacy contractor; Secretary, Shropshire LPC; Member, Derbyshire LPC; East Midlands and South Yorkshire Regional Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Aneet Kapoor Community pharmacy contractor; Member, Greater Manchester LPC
Clare Kerr Director of Healthcare Policy and Strategy, LloydsPharmacy; Board Member, Company Chemists’ Association (CCA); Member, Leicestershire and Rutland LPC; Vice Chair of Service Development Subcommittee and CCA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Sunil Kochhar Community pharmacy contractor; Member of Service Development Subcommittee and South East Coast Regional Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Satyan Kotecha Community pharmacy contractor; Member, Leicestershire & Rutland LPC
Michael Lennox Chief Officer Somerset LPC
Fin McCaul Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, Greater Manchester LPC; Chair of Service Development Subcommittee and Northwest Regional Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Roger Nichols Boots UK Ltd.; Member of Service Development Subcommittee and CCA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Mike Patel Community pharmacy contractor; Chair, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth LPC; Vice-Chair Pharmacy London
Graham Phillips Community pharmacy contractor
Stephen Thomas Superintendent Pharmacist, Rowlands Pharmacy; Director, CCA; Member, Cheshire and Wirral LPC; Board Member, Community Pharmacy Wales; Vice Chair of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee and CCA Representative, Community Pharmacy England
Faisal Tuddy Head of Pharmacy/Superintendent Pharmacist, Asda; Board Member, Company Chemists’ Association (CCA); Member Community Pharmacy England Service Development Subcommittee and CCA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Ade Williams Community pharmacy contractor

Working group on Workforce

Role: To support the project team in the development of the vision through:

  • Providing early thoughts on the future workforce needs for community pharmacy which would allow the sector to provide the potential future vision of services to patients and the NHS, including the application of skill mix in the pharmacy, training and development needs, and blocks and enablers;
  • Identifying strategic options and priorities for consideration by the project team; and
  • Reviewing and providing comments on the draft vision document.

Membership

Name Roles
Ian Cubbin Community pharmacy contractor; LPC member; Member, Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group; Community Pharmacy England Mersey Regional Representative
Lucy Dean Community pharmacy contractor; LPC member; Member, Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group
Tony Dean Chief Officer, Norfolk LPC
Marc Donovan Director of Healthcare Development and Public Affairs, Boots UK; Board Member, Company Chemists’ Association (CCA); Chair, Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group; Board Member, Community Pharmacy Wales; CCA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Paul Duell Pharmacy Dean, Health Education England
Sam Fisher Head of Pharmacy Affairs, Lloyds Pharmacy; Board Member, Company Chemists’ Association (CCA); Vice-Chair, Community Pharmacy Wales; CCA Representative on Community Pharmacy England
Tim Harrison De Montfort University School of Pharmacy
Nick Kaye Community pharmacy contractor; Vice-Chair National Pharmacy Association; Vice-Chair Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group; Chief Officer Cornwall LPC
Khalid Khan Head of Training and Professional Standards, Imaan Healthcare; Member, Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group
Shilpa Shah Chief Officer, North East London LPC
Matthew Shaw/Paula Higginson Director / Head of learning development, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education

 

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