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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

About LPCs

MeetingThe local organisation for community pharmacy is the Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC). The LPC is the focus for all community pharmacists and community pharmacy owners and is an independent and representative group. The LPC works locally with Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), Local Authorities and other healthcare professionals to help plan healthcare services.

The LPC negotiates and discusses pharmacy services with PCTs and is available to give advice to community pharmacy contractors and others wanting to know more about local pharmacy. LPCs liaise closely with their medical equivalent the Local Medical Committee so that GPs and pharmacists can work together to deliver services to patients. LPCs also work closely with local dental committees and local optical committees.  To find out more about your LPC or to discuss how, as a pharmacist, you may be able to assist or join an LPC, contact Mike King.

There are 82 LPCs throughout England. Many LPCs have their own websites which can be accessed at www.lpc-online.org.uk.


LPC Model Constitution

A revised model constitution, developed by PSNC in consultation with LPCs, was published in Summer 2009. LPCs need to decide whether to adopt this model and call a special meeting of their contractors to approve the changes.

New Model Constitution

PSNC has produced a briefing on the changes for LPCs to send to contractors if the PSNC model is adopted.

New Constitution Briefing for Contractors


LPC Members Only Section of the PSNC Website

A Members Only Section has been set up on this site for LPC Secretaries and LPC Members. The site contains a special News Section for LPC Members, downloadable copies of PSNC's internal circular to LPC Secretaries as well as resource material and useful documents. There is also a section dedicated to PSNC Events for LPC Members.

LPC Members who have not received their user name and password for the site should contact PSNC's office.


LPC Websites

LPC Website PortalIn October 2006, PSNC launched template LPC Websites for LPCs. The sites can be accessed via www.lpc-online.org.uk. Some LPCs are still working on their sites - but others are brimming with information and the LPCs find them a great way of keeping their contractors informed of key local news and LPC business. The sites are provided by PSNC at no charge to LPCs and we have provided full guidance and training for LPCs to set up and administer their sites. If an LPC has an external website you will automatically be re-directed to the site from the LPC portal.