The Derbyshire committee comprises 15 members appointed or elected according to the arrangements set out in the LPC constitution.
Derbyshire LPC Committee Members 2021/22
Andrea Smith, Chair
Andrea is the Chair of the LPC. Andrea is also an AIMp representative for B. J. Wilson and a member of the Audit sub-committee.
Darryl Dethick Treasurer
Darryl is a LPC member and an AIMp representative for PCT Healthcare. Darryl is a member of the Audit Committee.
I have been working as Head of Pharmacy for PCT Healthcare since November 2018, after many years working in various different operational management roles in community pharmacy. This gives me the opportunity to further support the pharmacy teams and ensure we are well positioned to give the best possible customer experience in all of our pharmacies every day. I joined Community Pharmacy almost 25 years ago through a passion to help people, and see Community Pharmacy as a great resource to support the health of our local population. Out of work I enjoy travelling and spending time with my two children (Lottie,6 and Louie,4) who keep me on my toes!
David is Vice Chair of the LPC and an AIMp representative.
Peter is a LPC member and an AIMp representative for PCT Healthcare. Peter is also a non CCA multiple representative for PSNC.
Peter Cattee is the Chief Executive of Peak Pharmacy, one of the largest independent groups in the country. He is Chairman of the Funding and Contract Committee of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and has been on various pharmacy bodies and committees including the Board of the NPA and is currently Chairman of Association of Multiple Pharmacies. Previously he has been a Board member of Pharmacy Voice and a Non-Executive Director of Unichem Wholesale Ltd.
Declaration of Interest Peter Cattee
Ben is a LPC member and an AIMp representative for Dean and Smedley. Ben is a member of the Governance Committee
Lindsey is a LPC member and an Independent representative. Lindsey is a member of both the audit and communication committees.
My whole career has been in pharmacy but with a wide variety of roles and experiences. After a typical start as a pre-reg and pharmacy manager for a multiple, I took on a variety of jobs, ranging from professional development through training others and offering medicines optimisation to GP practice, to a much more commercial role, ultimately controlling the buying and wholesale operations for the chain.
In 2008, I took employment with Shropshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee in order to re-establish my understanding of local and national pharmacy issues. Being flexible at the time I was also able to take a role of Non Executive Director at South Staffordshire PCT, which gave me valuable insight into commissioning and NHS structures.
Then a further change setting up my own new contract pharmacy, in Hatton, South Derbyshire, which I have actively run since 2010. With a consistent locum releasing me 2 days per week, I have retained my Shropshire LPC role which is invaluable in giving me the opportunity to find out what is going on and to support fellow contractors.
I am not one to stand still, having recently qualified as an Independent Prescriber. In order to grow confidence, I took a role one day per week in a GP surgery. Having lasted 14 months, with only Sunday as a day off, I then felt able to leave that position in order to set up services within my own pharmacy to utilise my new skills.
I am delighted to now join Derbyshire LPC as an independent contractor representative.
I am very committed to helping other pharmacists and working together to give all professionals and patients the best pharmacy future. I want the NHS to realise that pharmacy is the ultimate ‘walk in centre’ and that we could do so much more if only remuneration structures were in place to resource us. The future of pharmacy is not a bleak one but to make it bright we have to shout about what we do and give all our colleagues the confidence to feel proud and believe they can deliver. Local pharmacists can often feel very isolated. As an LPC we need to tell them they are not alone and support our LPC officers to continue providing strong local leadership.
Matthew is a LPC member and an Independent representative from Derbyshire County from Housley Surgery. Matthew is a member of the Governance Committee.
“I’m a community pharmacist based at Housley Pharmacy in Spondon, and have been an independent representative on Derbyshire LPC since 2016. Prior to this I have worked for a CCA multiple in a variety of stores, and completed my pre-reg year at a small multiple, so I have experience of all three strands of community pharmacy.
I’m currently the PCN lead community pharmacist for Greater Derby PCN.”
Jackie is a LPC member and a CCA representative for Boots. Jackie is a member of both the Audit and Communication Committees.
Bal has been a member of the LPC since 2021 and represents the independent contractors.
Bal has been working as a pharmacist for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience across the pharmacy industry, working in senior strategic pharmacy roles as well as driving pharmacy innovation to support patient care. He has a passion for community led pharmacy transformational services, with a strong focus on serving the needs of the local population.
Bal Bange 2022 DOI and Code of Conduct
Kevin is a LPC member and CCA representative for Rowlands Pharmacy. Kevin is Chairman of the Governance Committee.
Nitin has been a member of the LPC since 1994 and is also a part of the market entry sub-committee. He represents the independent contractors and is a clinical pharmacist with a specialist interest in warfarin monitoring. He also jointly represents the LPC on the Local Professional Network.
Nitin Lakhani Generic 2022 DOI and Code of Conduct
Inderpreet is a member of the LPC and CCA representative for Lloyds.
I have worked in Community Pharmacy for the last 15 years including field based roles and I currently work for Lloyds Pharmacy as a Community Pharmacist. Being the most accessible healthcare professional, I am passionate about delivering services and working closely with other healthcare professional to optimise patient outcomes.
Inderpreet Chohan Declaration of Interest 2022
Neelam is a member of the LPC and CCA Representative
David is a member of the LPC and CCA representative for Boots.
I’ve been working with Boots UK for over a decade and have enjoyed an incredibly varied career to date.
I’ve been a pharmacist store manager for the company in both ‘Health and Beauty’ and ‘Local Pharmacy’ formats. During my time in store management, I became an ‘Advanced Practitioner Pharmacist’ and a ‘Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist’.
In 2015, I transferred from store based roles and moved into the support office, where I provided legal and professional support to store colleagues on behalf of the Chief Pharmacist. I also spent time in the copy approval team and became a qualified signatory for medicines advertising for Boots UK.
Currently, I’m a Product Manager (certified SAFe 5 Product Owner/Product Manager) and Clinical Safety Officer, for the Columbus Programme (the Boots UK, in-house Pharmacy Management System).
David Holmes 2022 DOI and Code of Conduct
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