Campaigning for community pharmacy

Campaigning for community pharmacy

The General Election resulted in a hung Parliament but Prime Minister Theresa May formed an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). It is still not clear how stable this Government will prove to be long-term, nor what the effect of the election and the Brexit negotiations may be on many specific policy areas.

Jeremy Hunt MP has continued as Secretary of State for Health and Steve Brine MP is the minister with responsibility for community pharmacy.

It is still impossible to predict exactly what all of this will mean for community pharmacy and, while that remains unclear, we have an important opportunity both to push for the Department of Health’s stated aim to develop a clinical community pharmacy service, and to demonstrate once again the support that the sector has.

At a national level PSNC is seeking meetings with the health team and supportive MPs, and continuing to facilitate regular campaigning meetings with the other pharmacy organisations to coordinate activity.

On the pages below you will find a range of resources and information for LPCs and community pharmacy teams to support this work at a local level, including guidance on setting up a pharmacy visit, briefings for use with MPs and template tweets and press releases.

The links below provide campaigning resources and information for LPCs and community pharmacy contractors, as well as archived information from the 2016 campaign for community pharmacy.

Campaigning resources
On this page you can find all the guidance and resources created to help support community pharmacy campaigning activities; it will be updated regularly so please check back again soon.

Cross-pharmacy campaign hub
The pharmacy organisations have updated the Pharmacy Manifesto website to bring together campaigning resources for 2017. Visit:

Information on the funding package
This page includes details of the imposed changes to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Archived information on the 2016 campaign for community pharmacy
This page brings together information and resources that were published throughout the 2016 campaign for community pharmacy, including guidance for LPCs and contractors.

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