- A small clinically-led Steering Group at the core with experience and knowledge of hospital, primary care, general practice, public health and community;
- Engagement with the wider community of practitioners, practice owners and others involved in providing services, as well as patients and stakeholders
The LPN is represented through a national LPN Assembly in order to influence future policy change and improvements. A single operating framework guides LPNs establishment, development and functioning. This promotes consistency of approach across the country but also allows flexibility for health communities to develop their own LPN structures in line with local need and circumstances.
The aims of the Pharmacy LPN are to:
- Ensure that there is cohesion for the pharmacy agenda across Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) and NHS England
- Promote the role of the pharmacy profession and encourage and support increased collaborative working across the sectors of the profession
- Advise and support HWBs, CCGs and other health and social care professionals in the safe and effective use of medicines