Each region is represented on PSNC by an elected Regional Representative. The Regional Representative is responsible for representing the views and interests of contractors and LPCs in the Region on PSNC.
Bharat Patel is the PSNC East Regional Representative.
Bharat qualified from the Liverpool School of Pharmacy in 1979. He and his wife, Urvashi, who is also a pharmacist, operate a healthcare business comprising two pharmacies, which were acquired in 1982 and 1997, and a purpose built nursing home. In addition, Bharat works as an independent prescriber with the local doctors on a regular basis. He has been a member of Essex LPC since 1982-2018, having chaired the LPC for a number of years. Bharat has been a member of PSNC since 2006. Has also been a PEC pharmacist at Castle Point & Rochford PCT for a number of years. In the past Bharat has been employed by South Essex Health Authority as a pharmacy facilitator. Bharat was elected to the NPA board in 2007, was appointed Vice Chairman in April 2010 and became Chairman in April 2011.