PCPA - Primary Care Pharmacy Association

About the Community Pharmacy Group




Biographies below

Luvjit Kandula, LPC and Diabetes -  CPG Chair & Midlands Lead


Chief Officer, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Pharmaceutical Committee

Luvjit currently works as the Chief Officer of Leicestershire and Rutland Local Pharmaceutical Committee. Her role involves advancing community pharmacy in the local NHS whilst representing Community Pharmacists interests. 

Luvjit has extensive experience working as a Community Pharmacist also having worked in hospital pharmacy and industry both in the UK and abroad. Previous roles include Head of Pharmacy Services and Management of the Pre-registration Programme and also Chairing Warwickshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

David Bearman - Vice Chair & South West Lead

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Babir Malik - North East  Lead


Babir Malik is an author, Weldricks Teacher Practitioner, at the University of Bradford, Green Light Northern Pre-registration Lead, Charity Ambassador for Pharmacist Support, and is also OTC Lead for the RPS Pre-registration Conferences.  

Babir currently practices in Weldricks Pharmacy, Scunthorpe. In June 2016, his pharmacy was awarded the Chemist and Druggist Medicines Optimisation Award for their innovative LPS Intervention Service. As a Teacher Practitioner, his role includes being Respiratory Lead for the Clinical Pharmacy Community Diploma. Furthermore, Babir undertook a 10 week secondment as a Clinical Commissioning Group Pharmacist early in 2016 in North Lincolnshire.

Ellie Robinson - West Midlands Lead

Ellie qualified as a Pharmacist in August 2016 and started working as a Pharmacist Store Manager for Boots in the West Midlands in October 2016.

She was awarded the Boots Pre-Registration Pharmacist of the Year Award for the work she had carried out both within and outside her pre-registration store. From here, Ellie went on to be awarded Highly Commended Recognition in the Pre-Registration Graduate of the Year category at the Chemist and Druggist Awards 2016.

Ellie continues to maintain close links with the BPSA, having taken on the role of BPSA Vice President in her first year post qualification. She represented the BPSA with a variety of different stakeholders whilst in her term of office, and through this work was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the BPSA in April 2017.

Johnathan Laird – Scottish Lead

Community Pharmacist independent prescriber. Prescribe both in the GP setting and also the community pharmacy. Johnathan has interests in common clinical conditions, polypharmacy and also respiratory medicine.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board member. Editor of the online Pharmacy magazine PharmacyinPractice.scot.

Jonny Clarke - Irish Lead


1st Class MPharm awarded from QUB -03/07/2011. Apprentice member of Pharmacy Forum Northern Ireland- appointed April 2017

Jonathon Clarke graduated from Queen's University Belfast, School of Pharmacy with a 1st Class Masters of Pharmacy degree in 2011. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he then worked as a locum pharmacist throughout Northern Ireland prior to taking up the position of Clinical Pharmacist, within the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. He has also worked as a pharmacy tutor within Queens University Belfast and is now Chief Executive Office of Locate a Locum

Raj Mathura - London Lead

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