Review Steering Group (RSG)

The Pharmacy Representation Review Steering Group (RSG) is taking forward work to improve community pharmacy contractor representation and support. Want to know more about the RSG and the work they do? Read the ‘At A Glance’ Guide for a detailed overview (published May 2021).

Key RSG Updates

Survey on future models now open! (Closing 1st September 2021)

Between the end of July and the beginning of August, the Pharmacy Review Steering Group (RSG) conducted ten online focus groups with contractors LPCs, trade body representatives and wider stakeholders on the future roles of national and local representative and support organisations.

Those who were unable to attend one of these focus groups are encouraged to read these slides and share their views via the short surveys below before Wednesday 1st September 2021.

Survey on the potential role of national organisations

Survey on the potential role of local organisations

August Update and Podcast Launch

As well as providing an August 2021 Update of current work, the Pharmacy Representation Review Steering Group (RSG) has published a one-page summary of its wider work programme, which includes information about how contractors can get involved, and the proposed timing of the contractor vote on the RSG proposals for the future of pharmacy representation.

The RSG has also published its first podcast about the work underway to improve the representation and support of NHS Community Pharmacy.

You can find out more about the work of the RSG by reading the frequently asked questions (FAQs) document here.


Please look out on GMLPC’s events page for upcoming RSG events and webinars for contractors.

Pharmacy Sector Webinar – Monday 14th June (date now passed)

Following on from an independent review looking at the roles of PSNC and LPCs last year, the Pharmacy Representation Review Steering Group (RSG) has appointed programme management advisors (The Berkeley Partnership) to look at how to make improvements happen. The RSG and team from Berkeley shared their final programme plan with the sector at a webinar held on Monday 14th June.

The webinar was open to all pharmacy contractors and teams, and focused on:

  • Key principles for how the transformation programme will be run and how decisions will be governed;
  • How the RSG will engage with key stakeholder groups from both within and outside the pharmacy sector;
  • The final high-level plan and timeline of activities through to 2022
  • When the RSG will be seeking input from stakeholders

If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can watch the on-demand video recording and download a copy of the slide deck.

You Said, We Did

Contractors and LPCs were given the opportunity to express their thoughts about the RSG Programme Design Principles and RSG Draft Programme Plan at two events in May. The feedback helped shape the development of the final programme which was presented at the pharmacy sector event on Monday 14th June mentioned above.

Feedback from this event will also be examined and taken into consideration for RSG work in the future.

Meetings, Minutes and Agendas

Find all the RSG meetings, minutes, and agendas for 2020/21 here. This is also where you can find information on upcoming meetings for 2021.

Other Updates 

Visit the RSG website for more updates including a recent statement on PSNC and LPC elections.