From Mr P. B. Lowe, MRPharmS
In the News feature (PJ,10 March 2012, p303) on rural pharmacy, Peter Hopley was described as an unofficial adviser to the North of Tyne Local Pharmaceutical Committee.
North of Tyne LPC may have been the first LPC to appoint a rural lead when Mr Hopley was recruited in 2011 to head up our rural subgroup, which has access to LPC funds and is tasked with raising awareness of and seeking initiatives to alleviate the challenges facing rural practices. In this capacity, Mr Hopley and an LPC colleague successfully proposed to the 2011 LPC conference two motions, with potentially far-reaching effect on rural pharmacy.
In addition, Mr Hopley has, through talks with local wholesalers and fostering more efficient co-operation among contractors, negotiated provisions which improve the prospect of far-flung premises in our area receiving regular medicine supplies in adverse weather conditions.
Mr Hopley’s input to the LPC is not unofficial but clearly established and highly valued.
North of Tyne Local Pharmaceutical Committee