Independent Contractor Representatives-Amjid Iqbal & Abul Kashem

Amjid Iqbal

Phone number: 07932085127
Declarations of interest

Amjid graduated from Aston University in 2003, and completed his pre-registration training with Lloyds Pharmacy in Codsall (South Staffordshire).  After a short stint as a branch manager, he began working as a full-time community pharmacy locum until 2007.

In 2007, Amjid decided to change direction in the pharmacy field and commenced work as a primary care pharmacist on a part time basis. Since then, he has worked for various PCTs across The West Midlands SHA (Birmingham East & North PCT, Shropshire PCT, Walsall CCG). He is currently working on a part time basis for a group of GP practices in Wolverhampton and Harborne. He has over 16 years of experience of working in primary care within GP surgeries.

In 2008, Amjid completed a Clinical Diploma in Primary Care Pharmacy at Aston University and undertook a further year of postgraduate studying to convert this into an MSc in Primary Care Pharmacy. He also has a Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing from Wolverhampton University, specialising in the management of type II diabetes (oral & injectable).

Having joined Dudley LPC in October 2012, he serves as an Independent Pharmacy Contractor member by virtue of being a Director and Superintendent Pharmacist of Meds at Home – an Internet Pharmacy based in Brierley Hill. Amjid sits on the Contracts and Finance Subcommittees. He is a keen advocate of pharmacists expanding their skillsets and pharmacies expanding their service provisions for the patients they serve.

Abul Kashem


Phone number: 07483878336

Declarations of interest

Abul is an Independent contractor of the LPC and is currently self-employed. He commenced his tenure from April 2014 after being elected to the committee.

His pharmacy career started with Boots whilst studying at university, where he also completed his pre-registration training. He has held various roles whilst working for Boots at their flagship Birmingham store, as well as in Solihull and Erdington. Since leaving the company he has worked as a self-employed locum, across all local authority areas and various companies in the West Midlands.

His interests in pharmacy include looking to bring best practice and drive the profession forward.  He also has a keen interest in elderly patient care, and is looking to undertake an independent prescribing course in the future.

His hobbies are football (he is a self-proclaimed football fanatic) and also likes to travel to see different cultures and histories. A keen humanitarian, Abul has set up with friends, and currently chairs a community charity, the ” Creating Dreams Foundation”. Its’ aim is to help educate children in third world countries.