LPC Employed Staff

Community Pharmacy Employed Officers


Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter joins Community Pharmacy Derbyshire on July 3rd 2023. He also currently works as Community Pharmacy Nottinghamshire Chief Officer and has over 15 years’ experience as an LPC CO. After qualifying he spent time as a pharmacy manager in various Boots branches and then moved into professional development and standards initially for Boots then for Lloyds Pharmacy. He’s also worked for Primary Care Trusts and various consultancy work for the pharmacy industry and pharmacy press.


Katherine Newman

Katherine is the Support Officer for Derbyshire LPC


Katherine Newman 2022 code of conduct and DOI


Chris Kerry

Chris Kerry is the GP Referral to CPCS Implementation & Support Manager

I am a registered pharmacy technician and pharmacy contractors may remember me as a pharmacy commissioning manager with NHS England until Summer 2021, when I retired my NHS lanyard after 36+ NHS years’ service. 

My working life started in community pharmacy, after which I moved into secondary care pharmacy at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and then as a senior technician at Kingsmill Hospital. From there, I joined the PCT in 2000 as a prescribing support tech before moving into a primary care role where I managed a portfolio of pharmacy NHS commissioned services and my last NHS role involved pharmacy contracting and market entry. 

During the pandemic I volunteered at a Derbyshire pharmacist led Covid vaccination site. 

I am focused on service delivery and maintenance to benefit patients and contractors. I am enthusiastically looking forward to seeing the number of GP referrals to CPCS to pharmacies in Derbyshire increase. I appreciate the need for strong working relationships and won’t hesitate to contact pharmacies with GP referral to CPCS updates, progress and news!  



07594 483364

Amanda Alamanos 

Amanda Alamanos joined Community Pharmacy Derbyshire as Engagement Lead on June 12th, 2023. After initially studying to become a solicitor, she undertook a career pathway change in 2005 and joined Cannock Chase PCT as a Graduate Trainee, working predominantly in primary care commissioning and contracting, medicines optimisation and estates development. Amanda continued with the NHS through multiple reorganisations ultimately deciding to leave her last NHSE role within the national Diabetes Programme in May 2023. Amanda has a wealth of experience within Community Pharmacy commissioning and contracting over her 18 years NHS career, including 10 years as Pharmacy Lead for NHS Shropshire & Staffordshire Area Team and NHS Midlands Region. She was pivotal to the introduction and roll out across the Midlands region of the Community Pharmacy Extended Care Services and was the regional lead for the initial national roll out of GPCPCS. She has a wide range of experience working with multiple stakeholders to achieve outcomes for patients and a strong understanding of the strategic direction for community pharmacy which she will bring to this role.