local pharmaceutical committee


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local pharmaceutical committee

An independent statutory body bound by Section 44 of the National Health Service Act 1977 (UK) and its regulations, which represents the interests of individuals providing pharmaceutical services at a local level under the Act.

LPCs owe a duty to the contractors they represent; the Committee reserves places for independent and commercial contractors, and those who work for co-operative societies, as well as a member of the Local Pharmaceutical Services (LPS) if there is one within the LPC area
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Local Pharmaceutical Committee member Colin Vallance, who manages Phillips Chemists in Trimdon Village, Durham, said: "It is perfectly acceptable for any pharmacy to contact any patient to ask if they would like a prescription delivery service.
Public health staff at the county council are currently working with the local pharmaceutical committee to plan and develop the expansion of the programme.
RIDING HIGH - pharmacist and Local Pharmaceutical Committee member Joanne Neil was among those who got on their bikes to raise cash; GOOD TURNOUT - some of those who took part in the sponsored walk; RARING TO GO - Mayor of Gateshead Maureen Chaplin got the cyclists going.
The cash was raised by the Local Pharmaceutical Committee at their annual ball at the National Motor Cycle Museum.
The ride is part of a larger campaign to raise money organised by the Gateshead and South Tyneside Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Sunderland Local Pharmaceutical Committee, which are working together to raise money for Mesothelioma Research.
Gateshead and South Tyneside local pharmaceutical committee faces increased demand over Christmas when chemists will be closed.
Participating pharmacists have successfully completed a training course designed by leading health organisations and have been accredited by the Warwickshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee and the PCG Clinical Governance Team in order to ensure that the highest standards are met.
The Local Pharmaceutical Committee is working with pharmacies and the British Lung Foundation to help people recognise the symptoms.
It's another threat to an already beleaguered profession," said Martin Merriman, vice-chairman of the Northumberland Local Pharmaceutical Committee.
The initiative has been developed by the health authority and the local pharmaceutical committee.
How have your Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) interacted with their Local Optical Committees (LOC) counterparts in the past?
The Local Pharmaceutical Committees, which represent pharmacies in their respective geographic areas, are going to need to keep a very careful eye on the different requirements of the new commissioning bodies.