About Us

Background Information

Greater Manchester LPC was established on 1st October 2016 following a vote by pharmacists across the region. They decided to combine forces as one LPC, rather than having separate LPCs for Ashton Leigh and Wigan, Bury and Rochdale, Manchester, Oldham Tameside & Glossop, Salford & Trafford, Bolton and Stockport. It also replaced Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester, a federated body that didn’t have an LPC’s legal status and ability to represent its members in formal negotiations. The NHS has a legal duty to consult us on matters affecting pharmacy services.

We are the statutory committee representing people who provide community pharmacy services in Bury, Glossop, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Bolton and Wigan.

Our vision: To empower and enable Community Pharmacy to improve health in our local communities now and in the future.

Our values: Ethical, Innovative, Collaborative, Supportive, Responsive, Progressive

The 12 members in our committee comprise of:
• 5 independent contractor representatives, elected by their peers
• 2 AIMp representatives (Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies)
• 5 CCA representatives (Company Chemists Association)

GMLPC Constitution

GMLPC Welcomes Bolton Contractors

In March 2023, following a vote by GMLPC contractors, our footprint was expanded and amendments made to the LPC constitution to include Bolton Health and Wellbeing Borough. This decision to now include Bolton contractors within the GMLPC footprint enables us to better align our work with the locality structure set out within the Integrated Care System (ICS).

Read more about what these changes mean for Bolton contractors via our welcome letter

Our role and How we Support Contractors

GMLPC have created a briefing guide that further outlines who we are, what we do, and how we support pharmacy contractors.

Our Provider Company: CHL
CHL (CPGM Healthcare Ltd) is a provider company set up with the support of Greater Manchester’s LPCs to hold and administer contracts for healthcare services that benefit patients and pharmacy contractors. It is a vehicle that enables commissioners to contract with a single organisation for innovative services and that also enables individual pharmacy contractors to compete for contracts on a level playing field with any other qualified provider.CHL is independent from Greater Manchester and Bolton LPCs. It has its own board and accounts. For more information, visit the CHL website.