Working with local authorities

Working with local authorities

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PSNC has developed a range of promotional materials for LPCs to use in their conversations with councillors and local authorities.

Guidance on working with local authorities

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Resources to promote community pharmacy to local authorities

Support Your Local Pharmacy flyer (March 2017)
This flyer highlights the value that community pharmacies can bring to their local communities and provides information on ways local politicians can help support their work.

Health Service Journal and Local Government Chronicle supplement about community pharmacy services (June 2017)
This supplement magazine explores how a range of local pharmacy services could help patients and local authorities.

Protecting local health services: using community pharmacy and references (June 2016)
This briefing for politicians details alternative ways that community pharmacy could save the NHS money, as well as outlining the current funding situation and the potential for pharmacy teams to do more. The references document provides more detail for those who are interested in the research behind the statistics.

CPFV infographic flyer for councillors (January 2017)
The Community Pharmacy Forward View (CPFV) sets out a joint vision for the future of community pharmacy services. This infographic summarises some of the key points from the CPFV – further information and resources are available at: cpfv.info

Developing community pharmacy services

Working with commissioners page
This page contains information and resources to help promote pharmacy services those responsible for local commissioning.

Local Politicians Hub
This section of our website includes more information about how community pharmacy can be developed to enable pharmacies to offer a wide range of high quality services for the benefit of patients and the NHS.

More information about community pharmacy

About Community Pharmacy
Here you can find a brief guide to how community pharmacy operates.

The Community Pharmacy Imposition (November 2016)
In October 2016 the Government imposed a funding settlement, including a reduction in funding, on community pharmacy. This infographic summarises some of the impacts that the imposition of funding and other changes on community pharmacy could have on local communities.

Medicines Use Reviews (MURs) guide (October 2016)
This briefing provides information on the MUR community pharmacy service in a 2-page guide, answering five common questions about MURs as well as providing information on the national target groups.

New Medicine Service (NMS) guide (October 2016)
This briefing provides information on the NMS community pharmacy service in a 2-page guide, answering five common questions about NMS as well as providing information on which patients are eligible for the service.

Value of pharmacy infographic and references (September 2016)
This one-page infographic has been developed to summarise some of the findings of a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on the value of community pharmacy. The references document provides more detail for those who are interested in the research behind the statistics.

Community Pharmacy Value flyer
This flyer highlights the value of community pharmacy.

Social media engagement

Party Conference 2017 tweet templates (new)
These tweets below have been designed to help LPCs and community pharmacy contractors engage local politicians during the party conference season.

Local Politicians Hub



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