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Community Health Services Group

The UKCPA Community Health Services Committee is our newest community. The Committee lead on activities such as delivering education, providing expertise to national consultations, and ensuring the voice of CHS pharmacy teams are heard within the profession and beyond.

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Kam Takhar


Deputy Chief Pharmacist,

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Wing Chan


Community Services Pharmacist & PGD Lead,

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Jackie Box

Membership Lead – publications

Divisional Associate Chief Pharmacist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

James Andrews

Membership Lead – online/social media

Pharmacy Business and Transformation Manager

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Rosie Furner

Education Lead

Community Services Pharmacist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Melanie Dowden

Education Lead – events
& Consultation & Standards Lead

Lead Pharmacist, Community Health

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Reference Group

Sandra Wolper

Chief Pharmacist

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Trust

Tracy Rogers

Interim Director for Medicines Use & Safety

NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service

Iben Altman

Chief Pharmacist/Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

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Community Health Services

Community Health Services pharmacists and technicians work alongside other healthcare professionals providing ‘cradle-to-grave’ services in various care settings



Community Health Services pharmacy practitioners are employed within Community Health Services, working alongside other healthcare professionals providing ‘cradle-to-grave’ services in various care settings from inpatient rehabilitation units to special schools to patient’s own homes. These teams work closely with acute hospitals, GPs, community pharmacists, social care and voluntary organisations, aiming to provide quality care and improved health outcomes.

The teams offer a wide range of care, such as:

  • helping patients to manage their long-term conditions
  • treating those who are seriously ill with complex needs
  • supporting preventive services such as sexual health and child health services by offering pharmaceutical expertise
  • procuring medicines
  • ensuring adherence to legislation & clinical governance
  • Support and training for immunisation teams
  • Community dental services

Get involved

We are currently looking for:

  • Speakers and tutors for learning events, including conference workshops, masterclasses and webinars
  • Practitioners who can comment on national consultations
  • Practitioners who have a flair for writing to produce articles for the UKCPA newsletter and website


If you would like to know more about the Community Health Services Committee, or would like to get involved in their activities, please contact the Chair, Kam Takhar, on

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