Committee Members


Member Information

Chair

Gordon Couper – Independent Contractor

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Declaration of Interest: G Couper – 2020

Gordon studied at RGIT, Aberdeen graduating in 1989. He completed his pre-reg year with Kingswood Chemist in Surrey, qualifying in 1990 and  worked as branch manager for the same company, latterly becoming Kingswood GK before being taken over by Lloyds.  In 1992 he moved to Cheshire/Wirral working for a small independent heavily involved in MDS and Care Homes. He became an Independent contractor in 1999 and has two contracts – one in Chester and one on the Wirral.

Gordon initially joined Wirral LPC before joining South Cheshire LPC.  He was chairman of Cheshire LPC for a number of years before the merger with Wirral and now continues as the chairman of CPCW. Gordon has also sat on Numark Advisory Board for a number of years.

Vice-Chair

Dane Stratton-Powell – CCA (Lloyds)

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Declaration of Interest: D Stratton-Powell – 2020

Graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2009 and have worked for Lloydspharmacy from pre-registration onwards. Dane has undertaken numerous roles for the company including relief pharmacist manager, pharmacy manager in both Trafford and Warrington and, most recently, area manager of Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton.

As of the end of 2017, I have undertaken a new role as Professional Support Manager for the Cheshire and Merseyside footprint, North Staffordshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, my key focuses being professional standards and locally commissioned services in these branches.

Treasurer

Dr Ian Cubbin – Independent Contractor

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Declaration of Interest: I Cubbin – 2020

Ian is also the PSNC Mersey Regional Representative

Ian Cubbin qualified from the Sunderland School of Pharmacy 1980 after which he joined the family firm before going on to read his doctorate jointly at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the University of Sunderland. He has been a teacher practitioner at Liverpool John Moores University for over twenty years and is currently Managing Director of James Cubbin & Sons, operating five pharmacies in the Wirral.

As well as being the PSNC member for the Mersey region Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society,a member of the Board of Assessors for the General Pharmaceutical Council and a member of the Board of management of the NPA. He chairs the Health Education Foundation which is a grant making charity which promotes the advancement of pharmaceutical knowledge.

Nadia Ali – CCA (Rowlands)

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Declaration of Interest: N Ali – 2020

Daniel Byatt – AIMp (Cohens)

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Declaration of Interest: D Byatt – 2020

Dan graduated from the university of Nottingham in 1995 and completed his Pre-Reg with Boots the chemist in Macclesfield. Initially starting as a second pharmacist in the Boots Warrington branch Dan moved on to Pharmacy Manager roles in the Hanley Store & then back to the Macclesfield branch as Pharmacy Manager in 2000. In 2004 he moved on to manage the Coop branch in Congleton. In 2006 Dan then came back to Macclesfield to work as Pharmacy Manager for Assura Pharmacy in the Waters Green Medical Centre.

In 2011 Assura pharmacy was purchased by the Cohens Chemist chain and Dan has continued to work for Cohens as Pharmacy Manager in Macclesfield ever since and between 2014-2017 also fulfilled  the role of Management Support Pharmacist for Cohens in the Manchester region.

David Crosbie – CCA (Morrisons)

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Declaration of Interest: D Crosbie – 2020

Dave studied Pharmacy at Sunderland Uni before moving on to do his pre-registration with Safeway in 1996.He managed their Nantwich branch for 5 years before transferring into Boots in Chester and then onto North Wales.

In between management, he’s had a number of years being a locum for most companies across the NorthWest. He has also been a cluster manager and a pre-reg tutor and is currently settled back in Nantwich as the manager of the Morrisons branch.

Stuart Dudley – Independent Contractor

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Declaration of Interest: S Dudley – 2020

Stuart was raised in independent pharmacy. His parents own two pharmacies on the Wirral, where he capped bottles, topped up bags and stocked shelves throughout his younger years. After finishing a degree in Psychology at Liverpool University, Stuart went on to Pharmacy at Liverpool John Moore’s 2003-2007 and progressed to his pre-reg year in Neston to work for J Cubbin & Sons. He stayed with the company, starting as a 2nd pharmacist at the Neston High Street branch. He then went on to manage the Heswall branch, the Neston High Street branch and the Little Neston Deeside Pharmacy. In 2012 he became Superintendent and remained so until 2015 when he left Cubbin’s.

Stuart can now be found at Treetops Pharmacy in Eastham, the family business he left many years ago. He has joined as a Director and superintendent, but still finds himself occasionally stocking the bags and stocking shelves.

Andrew Hodgson – Independent Contractor

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Declaration of Interest: A Hodgson – 2020

Andrew qualified in 1983 after a pre-reg working for Boots in Essex.  After a brief spell as a relief pharmacist he worked in hospital and industrial pharmacy before returning to community management  in 1987.  Andrew relocated to Cheshire in 1989 and became a contractor shortly after  in Macclesfield where his company now run three pharmacies. He has been an LPC member since the mid 1990s.

Heather Johnson – CCA (Lloyds)

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Declaration of Interest: H Johnson – 2020

Heather qualified in 2006 after completing her pre-reg with Lloyds at the Lymm branch. Since then she has worked in several branches and carried out various roles within the company such as cluster manager and safer care champion.

She was a previous member of Wirral LPC before the merge with Cheshire LPC.

She is currently Pharmacist manager at the West Kirby branch of Lloyds and has been there since 2009. She has also been a pre-reg tutor there for the last 7 years.

Wesley Jones – CCA (Boots)

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Declaration of Interest: W Jones – 2020

Sally Lloyd – CCA (Rowlands)

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Declaration of Interest: S Lloyd – 2020

Sally fell into pharmacy after a Saturday job at Boots ignited her interest in the profession. With no science A-levels, she completed a foundation year at John Moore University before starting the MPharm degree.

After graduating in 2013, Sally completed her pre-reg in Morrisons, learning a lot and loving work in a supermarket pharmacy. Successful completion of the pre-reg year saw her take a position in the same branch as support pharmacist and just seven months later, she stepped up to manage a brand new Morrisons Pharmacy in Saltney, on the border of England and Wales. After taking a break to have her little boy Travis in late 2016, Sally returned to community pharmacy in the summer of 2017 and took a position with Rowlands Pharmacy as Area Manager for North Wales.

Fast forward twelve months and a company restructure saw her leading branches across the North West. Sally is now Regional Leader for The Wirral and Cheshire branches of Rowlands Pharmacy.

Amanda Reeve – CCA (Boots)

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Declaration of Interest: A Reeve – 2020

Amanda joined Boots in March 2013 on the graduate Store Manager course after graduating from University. This course was a year long and at the end of the course she took the Store Manager’s role of her first store. Since then she has managed various size’s of stores in Boots and is currently the General Manager in Boots, Chester.

Amanda is a CCA representative and sits on both CPCW and Shropshire LPCs.

Stephen Thomas – CCA (Rowlands)

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Declaration of Interest: S Thomas – 2020

Stephen is also a CCA nominee on PSNC

Stephen qualified in 1995 and started working for Boots in Wrexham as Pharmacy Manager. After a 2-year overseas posting with VSO, Stephen returned to the UK and worked for P Williams Chemists Ltd for two years. Stephen joined Rowlands Pharmacy in 2003 as Deputy Superintendent Pharmacist with a role across England, Wales and Scotland. Following a 9-month secondment working at the CCA Stephen returned to Rowlands as External Affairs Manager.

Stephen is a CCA nominee to the Community Pharmacy Wales board and sits on a number of national working groups in England and Wales. Stephen joined Cheshire LPC, the forerunner to Community Pharmacy Cheshire and Wirral, in January 2004 and held the post of vice-chairman for a number of years.

Lee Williams – Independent Contractor

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Declaration of Interest: L Williams – 2019

Lee started in pharmacy in 1997 working after school in a local Lloyds branch in Leek, making tea, mopping and packing paracetamol into 100’s. Lee studied Pharmacy at Liverpool John Moores University (99-03) but returned to Lloyds during the summers and achieved his NVQII in dispensing.

For his Pre-Reg he worked for P Williams in Burslem and continued to locum for them once he’d qualified. He has held manager positions for chains and independents throughout Cheshire, Staffordshire and Greater Manchester, finally settling in 2010 when he opened his own pharmacy in Knutsford.

Katrina Worthington – CCA (Well)

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Declaration of Interest: K Worthington – 2020

Katrina initially started her pharmacy career in a hospital pharmacy in 2005, studying to be a pharmacy technician. She then went on to work for The Co-operative Pharmacy, now Well, to continue her studies. In 2014 she decided to challenge herself and, whilst still working in community pharmacy, completed a Law degree and a Masters Degree.

She has since used both her pharmacy skills and the knowledge learnt during her degrees to move into a role within the NHS Contracts Team in the Superintendent’s Team for Well.