CPE (Community Pharmacy England) are recognised by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care as the body that represents NHS pharmacy owners (or contractors). CPE works closely with Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) to support their role as the local NHS representative organisations.

CPE’s goal is to develop the NHS community pharmacy service, to enable community pharmacies to offer an increased range of high quality and fully funded services that meet the needs of their local communities and provide value and good health outcomes for the NHS and the public.

CPE work with NHS England and other NHS bodies, and with the Department of Health and Social Care, to promote opportunities for the development of community pharmacy services and negotiate the contractual terms for the provision of NHS community pharmacy services.

CPE also perform a range of other monitoring and advisory functions, including responding to relevant NHS and Government consultations, monitoring local service commissioning, and checking a percentage of all prescriptions sent to NHS Prescription Services to identify any errors in pricing.

More information

  • Go to CPE website.
  • If you work in the community pharmacy sector you should sign up here to receive CPE’s regular NEWS by email.