A name adopted by Lancashire Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

CPL Staff

Executive Chair

Kath Gulson has a wide range of experience working across community pharmacy and local pharmaceutical committees (LPC).

She joined Community Pharmacy Lancashire as CEO, from Halton St Helens Knowsley LPC where she was a job share Chief Officer; having Chaired this LPC for a period of 9 years as a CCA representative from Boots. She has been the Vice Chair of Stockport LPC, sat on Ashton, Leigh and Wigan LPC and been a member of Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester (CPGM) as they worked with the Health and Social Care teams raising the profile and role of community pharmacy within the development of devolution.

Kath worked for Boots across the UK, in a wide variety of roles, from Pharmacist to General Manager, Area Management, and Healthcare Development including a community pharmacy based clinical trial, the Community Pharmacy Futures project, working with local authorities and with primary and secondary care healthcare professionals.

Kath truly believes in the power of the LPC network to really influence the role of community pharmacies and pharmacists both on the ground, and upwards, which is why she has been so heavily involved in the world of the LPCs.

She joined CPL as Chief Executive Officer in 2016 and became Executive Chair for the Committee in February 2022, having also taken up the post of Chair for the Local Professional Network for Pharmacy across NHSE&I Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Chief Executive

Mubasher Ali – Mubasher’s previous experience over the years include a vast array of roles and responsibilities at senior level leadership within the Community Pharmacy sector, spanning multiple NHS Regional footprints as well as holding both External and Internal facing roles, whilst always maintaining direct contact with ground level pharmacy provision. His portfolio also includes association with multiple LPCs across the North and collaborative working across healthcare and public sector providers as well as a strong track record of achieving major multi-site transformational projects, encompassing, IT integration, Portfolio planning, Commercial streamlining efficiencies and more.

Operations & Contractor Lead

Laura Dunkley joined Community Pharmacy Lancashire (CPL) in February 2019, a post that seemed a natural progression from her role as Project Manager with Choose Health Ltd. the provider arm company for CPL.

Laura Dunkley joined Community Pharmacy Lancashire (CPL) in February 2019, a post that seemed a natural progression from her role as Project Manager with Choose Health Ltd. the provider arm company for CPL.

Within Choose Health, two key projects Laura was heavily involved in were the roll out of the Lancashire Healthy Living Pharmacies project in conjunction with NHS England; and the NHS Health Check service in partnership with Lancashire County Council. This involvement with the community pharmacies and their teams inspired her to become more closely involved with the work of CPL.

Whilst studying for her degree at UCLan Laura held a part time position of Information Governance Records Officer at Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust.

On completing her degree Laura joined the Lancashire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (LDAAT), a substance misuse treatment commissioning body, based in Preston, looking at data and performance. From here Laura moved to Delphi Medical, working on the implementation of the substance misuse contract at HM Young Offenders Institute Lancaster Farms and developed and streamlined Delphi’s performance monitoring processes, before becoming their Business and Contracts Manager working closely with commissioners.

Laura has a broad range of experience working within information governance, drug and alcohol services, working with complex data, commissioning and latterly working with services provided from community pharmacies and their teams across Lancashire.


Ben Fell is an independent contractor in Carnforth.

He strives to be the best he can to achieve everything he can for patients and contractors.  As with most pharmacists, the patients are his priority and getting the best for them in the NHS is his goal.  As community pharmacists, they are also part of a commercial arrangement working with the NHS and Ben believes he should be fairly reimbursed for the value he adds to the NHS.  Alongside his colleagues on the LPC they will make the voice of local pharmacy heard to make a difference for our community.

LPC Business Support Officer

Naomi Parker

Naomi is new to the pharmacy sector and is dedicated to providing the best support for Community Pharmacy Lancashire and the contractors within the footprint.



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