The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has initiated the process for the regional representative election for the North-East and Cumbria region after Mark Burdon’s resignation from the committee earlier this year.
The North-East and Cumbria region covers Community Pharmacy County Durham, Community Pharmacy Cumbria, Gateshead and South Tyneside LPC, North of Tyne LPC, Sunderland LPC and Tees LPC.
PSNC said that Pharmacists who are independent chemists and members or officers of these LPCs are eligible to stand for election as a new regional representative.
“An independent chemist is defined in the PSNC constitution as a chemist operating retail pharmacy businesses’ from no more than nine premises in England from which NHS Pharmaceutical Services or Local Pharmaceutical Services are provided and a person who is not a member of the Association of Independent Multiple pharmacies (AIMp),” said PSNC.
The following PSNC briefing sets out the election process and the actions required by those seeking to stand for election.
Guide to the Regional Representative Election for the North East and Cumbria Region by PSNC sets out the election process and the actions required by those seeking to stand for election.
A nomination form is also available within the LPC Members’ Area of the PSNC website.