Constitution, Governance & Annual Reports


The duties of the committee, within its constitution, are as follows:

  • The Committee is recognised by the NHS Commissioning Board under the provisions of section 167 of the Act as representative of the pharmacy contractors in the area(s) of the following Health and Wellbeing Boards:-
    • Health and Wellbeing Board for Southampton City
    • Health and Wellbeing Board for Hampshire
    • Health and Wellbeing Board for Isle of Wight
    • Health and Wellbeing Board for Portsmouth City
  • The Committee is recognised by NHS England in relation to pharmaceutical services (which are commissioned by NHS England). As the services that can be provided by pharmacy extends to those that may be commissioned by other commissioners including ICSs and Local Authorities, the Committee will seek to gain recognition as the representative body for pharmacy contractors by building strong relationships with these other organisations.

Rather than attempt to summarise or paraphrase the Constitution, readers are advised to refer to the whole document in its entirety by following the link below:


CPHIOW operates within a strict governance framework which can be read and downloaded using the link below:

The framework reflects the Constitution of CPHIOW and includes reference to the Nolan Principles and incorporates guidelines and policies on:

  • Declarations of Interest
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Confidentiality 
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Openness
  • Transparency
  • Financial Governance.

Any questions or concerns relating to matters of governance should be addressed to the Governance Committee Lead.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

The following policy document was adopted by the CPHIOW committee at a virtual meeting during 2020:

Annual Reports

CPSC is constitutionally required to produce an Annual Report within six months of our year end. We take this opportunity not only to reflect on the past 12 months performance but to re-focus on the coming challenges and opportunities. The report also contains a statement of accounts and is circulated to our constituent contractors and the Community Pharmacy England within six months of the completion of the period to which the report relates.

The report includes details of all remuneration, expenses and allowances paid to Officers and Members during the year. Within six months of the end of the Committee's financial year an Annual General Meeting is convened with at least 28 days notice given to contractors. At the Annual General Meeting the Annual Report is presented and any other business as necessary conducted