Negotiating team

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NHS Employers' community pharmacy negotiating team leads our community pharmacy work. This page gives details of the team.

NHS Employers secretariat

The secretariat is based at NHS Employers and is drawn from NHS Employers' Primary Care Contracting (PCC) team. It supports the pharmacy core negotiating team.

 Contact  Role

Andrew Clapperton, assistant director, primary care contracting
Tel 0113 306 3230 

Andrew has a strategic leadership role within the team.  He provides high level links to NHS England, the Department of Health and other key stakeholder bodies.

Marie-Claire Demblon, senior programme manager 
Tel 020 7799 8665


Marie-Claire oversees our work on the community pharmacy contractual framework and is the primary point of contact for our key pharmacy stakeholders from NHS England, the Department of Health,  Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and various other organisations. She is also the team's lead for the GDS contract

Michelle Hogan, senior policy officer
Tel 020 7799 8669  

Michelle supports Marie-Claire's work on the community pharmacy contractual framework and GDS contract. 

Julie Ayo, administrator
Tel: 020 7799 8641 
Julie provides administrative support for our work on the community pharmacy and GDS contracts. 

NHS Employers secretariat team can be contacted at: NHS Employers, 4th Floor, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0DB tel 020 7799 6666, fax 0844 774 4075.

NHS Employers core negotiating team

Our negotiating team has extensive experience of commissioning pharmacy or primary care services in the NHS. Many have experience of working with NHS England area teams and/or PCTs.  

Contact Profile

Felicity Cox(chair)

Felicity is a former community pharmacist and chief executive of several PCTs, and has been part of the negotiating team since its inception in 2005. Felicity is currently NHS England's area team director for Kent and Medway.

Stephen Golledge

A former chief executive of West Gloucestershire PCT, Stephen has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and has held chief officer posts in Avon Family Practitioner Committee and Gloucestershire Family Health Services Authority. During 2003/04, he was seconded to chief executive posts in two Wiltshire PCTs. He is also the chair for NHS Employers on the GMS contract negotiations.

Mark Wilson

An accountant by background, Mark has extensive knowledge of primary care finance.  He is currently a consultant and has worked with organisations including the Department of Health's primary medical care team.  Mark has been involved in negotiations on dispensing doctors, including the fee scale, representing the Department of Health.

Adrian Jacobs

A trained GP, Adrian was formerly director of primary care at Torbay Care Trust. He has also been a negotiator for NHS Employers on the GMS contract since 2003 and is a key member of NHS Employers Quality and Outcomes Framework team.

Sally Greensmith

A registered pharmacist, Sally is currently chair of Surrey and Sussex LPN, a local tutor for the CPPE and an associate with Primary Care Commissioning. In the past she has been the community pharmacy lead for South East Coast SHA, run the community pharmacy framework collaborative for the NPC, and worked across three PCTs in West Surrey as the community pharmacy facilitator.
Bridget Sampson  Bridget is an experienced registered pharmacist and currently works as director of commissioning for NHS England's Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly area team. She has previously held senior roles in medicines management, prescribing and pharmaceutical services and was director of primary care and medicines management and controlled drugs accountable officer for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT


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