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

  • 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?


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