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PSNC promotes and supports the interests of all NHS community pharmacies in England. We are recognised by the Secretary of State for Health as the body that represents NHS pharmacy contractors. We work closely with Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) to support their role as the local NHS representative organisations.

Our goal is to develop the NHS community pharmacy service, to enable community pharmacies to offer an increased range of high quality and fully funded services that meet the needs of their local communities and provide value and good health outcomes for the NHS and the public.

We work with NHS England and other NHS bodies, and with the Department of Health, to promote opportunities for the development of community pharmacy services and negotiate the contractual terms for the provision of NHS community pharmacy services.

Shine Brownsell

Key Contact

Simon Dukes - PSNC CEO

Mark Burdon

Organisation's Mission

World Pharmacy Council Representative

Key Personnel


Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)

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•    Alumni member of the year 2009, University of Sunderland
•    Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2015


Kelly C, Burdon M, Carter D, Archer A, Featherstone K, Lee P. The Pharmaceutical Journal, Vol. 277, p451 | URI: 10002394

Identifying inpatients for a targeted medicines use review: barriers to uptake. Baqir W, Desai N, Harker N, Vyas A, Copeland R, Burdon M, Gunning A, Barrett S, Frankland N, Campbell D. Clinical Pharmacist, September 2012

Supplements, Focus on Community Pharmacy, online | URI: 11134172, February 2014
Burdon M. The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ October 2017 online, online | DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2017.20203690


BSc (Hons) FRPharmS


Mark qualified as a pharmacist in 2000 and has always practiced in community pharmacy. He owns a group of five pharmacies in the North of England and has a wide breadth of professional experience: from prison pharmacy to teaching to health data. Mark was elected to PSNC in 2006 and chairs the Resource Development & Finance subcommittee.

Role in member organisation

Vision of Pharmacy 

•    Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
•    Member of the National Pharmacy Association
•    Registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council

Professional Bodies, Associations 

Qualifications/Post Nominals

'As a practicing community pharmacist, I know firsthand what community pharmacy does to keep our nations healthy. It is vital that healthcare systems and decision makers are aware of this value of the community pharmacy network and the skills of pharmacists and their teams.'

Professional history

Sub-committee Chairperson

World Pharmacy Council Role

Personal website/LinkedIn

Mark Burdon

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