About us


Sunderland Local Pharmaceutical Committee represents all community pharmacy contractors in Sunderland City, covering the Sunderland, Houghton-le-spring and Washington areas.
Our Secretary and first point of contact is Mark Stephenson. He can be contacted via email: secretary@sunderlandlpc.net or on 07828 482 957





UmeshPatelOur chairman is Mr Umesh Patel FRPharmS, MBE, DL

Umesh is the local NPA representative and also sits on PSNC and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Sunderland University.

He can be contacted via his email: umeshleema@aol.com or at Leema Pharmacy 0191 528 3684

One of the key findings from our 2017 Contractor Survey was that contractors could increase use of our social media platforms and website to gain access to more information regarding the work of the committee and general community pharmacy related news. Please find the links below:
Sunderland LPC website:

Sunderland LPC Twitter:
Sunderland LPC Facebook: 
In 2018 Mark, our LPC Secretary is also planning to develop a Chief Officer Twitter account, which will give contractors a more detailed overview of the work he does on a regular basis.