Contractor Announcement: Funding negotiations result in five-year CPCF deal

Contractor Announcement: Funding negotiations result in five-year CPCF deal

July 22, 2019

PSNC, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I) have reached agreement on a five-year deal for community pharmacy.

The deal sets out what pharmacies will be expected to deliver through the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) from October 2019 through to 2023/24.

It includes a clear vision for the piloting and introduction of new pharmacy services – such as the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), being introduced ahead of this winter – over the course of the five years. This will bring pharmacy into a more integrated central role within primary care and it enables the sector to help to deliver the ambitions set out within the NHS Long Term Plan.

Crucially, following strong representations from PSNC about rising costs for pharmacies, the deal secures funding for five years over this period of change. The deal will be reviewed on an annual basis, with detailed discussions on implementation and funding of new services each autumn.

This funding – which amounts to almost £13bn over the five years – is a significant increase on the Government’s planned funding level.

Full details are available on the PSNC website.

PSNC will be hosting a contractor webinar on Wednesday July 24th at 7.30pm – find out more and book your place here.



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PSNC have published a number of FAQs for the new CPCS service. Access them on the PSNC website.