Campaigning for community pharmacy

Campaigning for community pharmacy

As you will by now have seen, the General Election resulted in a hung Parliament and Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to form an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). It is not clear how stable this Government will prove to be, nor what the effect of the election may be on specific policy areas.

We do now know that Jeremy Hunt MP will continue as Secretary of State for Health, and so far two junior health ministers have been appointed – Jackie Doyle-Price MP and Steve Brine MP. Ministerial responsibilities have not yet been announced, but we will update our website as soon as we hear which of these ministers will take on responsibility for community pharmacy.

It is 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 we will of course seek meetings with the health team and supportive MPs, and PSNC is 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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