Who are CPCW?


To support contractors to maximise income through the consistent delivery of high quality NHS and locally commissioned services for the benefits of the patient

Who are CPCW?

  • A local organisation for 280 community pharmacies across Cheshire and Wirral
  • Members are community pharmacists who are representative of all sectors of community pharmacy including multiple and independent which are located in all trading environments for example supermarkets, high streets, villages
  • We are concerned with all aspects of NHS primary care that are relevant to community pharmacy
  • LPC’s must be consulted on
    • New contract applications, applications for contract relocations, etc
    • Impact analyses for Local Pharmaceutical Services (LPS) bids
    • Any NHS England decision to require a pharmacy to change its hours
    • Conditions for Enhanced Services
  • LPC’s expect to be (and are) consulted on all issues relevant to contractors, such as:
    • Any arrangements affecting pharmacy services
    • Changes to local NHS structures – LIFT etc
    • Arrangements for monitoring the pharmacy contract
  • We work with NHS England, CCG’s, Local Authorities and other healthcare professionals to influence policies and decisions and to help plan services for the benefit of patients
  • We seek to identify and access additional local funding for pharmacy services

More General Role

  • Promote local community pharmacy to NHS organisations, Local Authorities and patients
  • Represent the views of all community pharmacists in the area – proprietors, employees, locums
  • Establish good relationships with NHS England, Local Authorities and others
  • Raise awareness about local pharmacies and their services
  • Liaise with Area Teams on specific areas relevant to community pharmacy
  • Engage in dialogue about NHSE plans to identify issues relevant to pharmacies
  • To work with GP’s and other commissioners on commissioning local services
  • Provide advice for community pharmacy contractors and others on a wide range of issues relating to NHS Community Pharmacy services
  • Work with the Area Team and Local Authority to develop community pharmacy strategies and needs assessments

Want to find out more?

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Please contact our Business Support Officer, Alison Williams on 07828 832782 or alison@cpcw.org.uk