Pharmacy and Public Health Forum

The Pharmacy and Public Health Forum provides leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of public health practice for pharmacy in the government’s drive to improve the public’s health.

The Pharmacy and Public Health Forum will continue to play a pivotal role in further enhancing pharmacy’s contribution to public health, working alongside the Local Government Association, commissioners, pharmacy and public health professionals and organisations, and the public.

Members

  • Chair: Councilor Jonathan McShane
  • Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones: Association of Directors of Public Health
  • Anjella Coote: Community pharmacist
  • Ash Soni: Community Pharmacist
  • Graham Jones: Community Pharmacist
  • Liz Morgan: Faculty of Public Health
  • Nigel Clarke: General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Professor Ged Byrne: Health Education England
  • Paul Ogden: Local Government Association
  • Charles Alessi: National Association of Primary Care
  • Leyla Hannbeck: National Pharmacy Association
  • Alison Hemsworth: NHS England
  • Keith Ridge: Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Ex-Officio
  • Alastair Buxton: Pharmaceutical Service Negotiating Committee
  • Gul Root: Public Health England and Department of Health
  • Jane Leaman: Public Health England
  • Sean Kelleher: Public Health England
  • Helen Gordon: Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Rob Darracott: Company Chemists’ Association
  • Duncan Stephenson: Royal Society for Public Health
  • Unoccupied: expert advisor (adhoc)
  • Unoccupied: lay representation

Priorities

The 2015 to 2016 priorities for the Forum are:

  • reframing and communicating the story of ‘future of pharmacy’
  • further progress of Healthy Living Pharmacies
  • ensuring system consistency and coordination of CP-based public health services

Terms of reference

Governance arrangements, including the terms of reference, can be found in Pharmacy and public health forum: governance framework (PDF, 287KB, 11 pages)

Meetings

The meetings of the Forum are not open to the public but you can obtain copies of minutes of meetings by contacting the Forum below.

Healthy living pharmacy (HLP) task group

This task group aims to accelerate the number of HLPs nationally, and create a movement for a national sustainable programme that allows for local flexibility, encourages innovation and builds on achievements to date, whilst at the same time provides a national framework for consistency of quality and delivery.

Task group members

  • Councilor Jonathan McShane (Interim chair)
  • Anjella Coote: community pharmacist
  • Ash Soni: community Pharmacist
  • Deborah Evans: English Pharmacy Board, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Sandie Hall: External Reference Group, Local Pharmaceutical Committee representative
  • Paul Ogden: Local Government Association
  • Dr Jim McManus: Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire
  • Margaret MacRury: Company Chemists’ Association (Pharmacy Voice)
  • Leyla Hannbeck: National Pharmacy Association (Pharmacy Voice)
  • Dr Fiona Adshead: private sector representative
  • Alison Hemsworth: NHS England
  • Alastair Buxton: Pharmaceutical Service Negotiating Committee
  • Gul Root: Public Health England and Department of Health
  • Sean Kelleher: Public Health England
  • Robin Kenworthy: lay representative
  • Polly Kwok: secretariat

Publications

Pharmacy and Public Health Secretariat

Public Health England
2nd floor Skipton House
80 London Road

London
SE1 6LH

Contact details

gul.root@phe.gov.uk