Durham & Darlington
About County Durham & Darlington Local Pharmaceutical Committee
The Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) represents community pharmacy contractors in Durham and Darlington. The committee consists of Pharmacists representing private contractors, public companies, Co-op pharmacies and Pharmacists employed by contractors.
It is composed of seven members who are appointed by the Company Chemists Association (CCA), whose members include Boots, Lloyds, Co-operative Chemists, and the supermarket chains. A further seven members are elected by independent pharmacy contractors. A Chief Officer is appointed by the committee.
The LPC is an independent organisation within the NHS which negotiates on behalf of community pharmacy with NHS England, Public Health Durham, Public Health Darlington and local Clinical Commissioning Groups to ensure that the pharmaceutical service meets local needs.