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)
Our constitution can be downloaded here: Greater-Manchester-LPC-Constitution-with-effect-from-7th March 2023
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
GMLPC have created a briefing guide that further outlines who we are, what we do, and how we support pharmacy contractors.