About Us

Community Pharmacy Suffolk ( also known as Suffolk Local Pharmaceutical Committee) is one of a number of LPCs which operate in East Anglia as the local voice for community pharmacies. Across Suffolk we work with 128 community pharmacies including those that are independently owned alongside those that are part of larger community pharmacy chains.

Community Pharmacy Suffolk covers the whole of Suffolk including Waveney pharmacies and works closely with Suffolk County Council and Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS). We now are working in an ever-closer federation with Community Pharmacy Norfolk who we will be merging with in April 2024, and they currently lead on most interactions with Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System (ICS), covering all of Norfolk and Waveney. We also work alongside Essex LPC to represent community pharmacy contractors across the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) patch.

The aim of Community Pharmacy Suffolk is to represent community pharmacies, working in collaboration with others, to improve the health and well-being of the people in our county. Community pharmacies are working with other health and social care professionals to become an effective integrated part of primary health and social care to deliver the best outcomes for their patients. There are significant opportunities for community pharmacies to do more to support their local communities. It is our role as the local representative body to be the voice and support for community pharmacies in Suffolk so they can continue to develop and deliver a wide range of services that meet the needs of local people.

The work of Community Pharmacy Suffolk is not for profit, with our funding coming directly via a small levy on each pharmacy contractor. We are not primarily a patient-facing organisation, and so unfortunately cannot routinely respond to queries from members of the public. Please do though follow us on social media where useful community pharmacy messages will be broadcast.