EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTOR MEETING - WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2020
At its meeting on Wednesday 12th November, South Staffordshire LPC voted unanimously to hold an Extraordinary Contractor Meeting to consider and vote on a proposal to reduce the number of members forming the committee from 14 (fourteen) to 11 (eleven). This can be done without a contractor vote at the point of preparing for the LPC elections, however with the next one not due until January 2022 the committee also voted to seek contractor approval to make the reduction now.
The rationale for this change is outlined below:
At the September LPC meeting, there had been a feeling expressed by members that LPC meeting business was more effectively managed with a smaller number of committee members, (there had been a number of apologies that month). Additionally, the LPC would be demonstrating to its contractors that it was considering the financial impact on contractors of the CPCF and looking at ways to improve efficiency and therefore value for the contractor levy.
The procedure for reduction, if agreed, would either be to make the change prior to the next LPC election (which was due in 2022), or could be managed by calling a Special Meeting of contractors to approve the reduction prior to that time – realistically this would be from April 2020. In practice, the reduction to 11 appeared the most likely option – SSLPC currently has one of the largest committees for its contractor numbers. This would see a reduction in one member for each contractor group – with CCA having five members, AIM two members and independent contractors four members. The impact on finance would potentially be a small reduction in LPC expenses of around £4500-£5000 per annum.
This Extraordinary Contractor Meeting will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 8th January 2020 in the Training Room, Tesco Store, Victoria Shopping Park, Hednesford WS12 1BT.
The agenda will be:
- 10.00am: Welcome & apologies
- 10.05am: Presentation of proposal
- 10.15am: Vote on proposal
All contractors are welcome to attend in person, however due to the size of the venue you MUST advise us if you wish to do so no later than Friday 3rd January 2020; in these circumstances, the committee may also have to use a different venue for the meeting.
A postal vote form has been sent to all contractors to be used if they do not intend to be present at the meeting, which must be returned to the LPC Office address to arrive NO LATER THAN close of business on Tuesday 7th January 2020. Votes may also be cast by email to email@example.com .
ALL CCA member companies have been sent the relevant voting form by email to the central email address given by them to PSNC; only Independent and AIMp member pharmacies will receive letters and accompanying voting forms at individual pharmacies.
If you have questions about the proposal, then the LPC suggest emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries and we will answer these as soon as we can; any questions and relevant responses will be posted on the LPC website.
Finally, in order for this proposal to be adopted there needs to be a two-thirds majority of contractors voting in favour.