About Us

About Us

Welcome to Community Pharmacy Leicestershire and Rutland (CPL&R) formerly known as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

It is my great pleasure to warmly welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented external shock.  During this time community pharmacies across Leicestershire and Rutland strived to provide continual excellent, compassionate, and comprehensive care to their communities. We saw collaboration across Integrated Care Systems (ICS) at a pace and scale unimaginable.

We sincerely thank Community Pharmacy for their dedication and hard work during these challenging times.

As we look towards the future, Community Pharmacy will continue to be central to our regional wellbeing and prosperity in the years ahead.  However, Community Pharmacy is immensely strained, and the current condition continues to worsen.

It is not just the ripples of the pandemic that has had a profound impact on sector. Today Community Pharmacy is facing an unprecedented amount of challenges e.g., years of underfunding, rising costs due to spiralling out of control drug costs, continued leakage of the workforce in to PCN and GP roles and increasing patient demand and workload. All these factors are putting our community pharmacies at risk of permanent collapse.

I am truly humbled and proud of the work of all our community pharmacies and their respective pharmacy teams in keeping our communities safe and in doing so, overcoming a range of significant challenges posed by the current landscape. Our priority remains to support, inspire and innovate Community Pharmacy including all community pharmacies across the region.

Rajshri Owen, Chief Officer