PSNC considers ongoing CPCF negotiations at September meeting

PSNC considers ongoing CPCF negotiations at September meeting

September 12, 2019

The PSNC Committee met early in September, with a significant portion of the meeting allocated to the ongoing negotiation of various elements of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF).

The Committee had a detailed discussion about how to distribute the transition payments for 2019/20; was keen to conclude negotiations on the CPCF for 2020/21 as soon as possible to give contractors as much notice as possible; and agreed that work should continue to explain the CPCF changes to contractors and to help them to consider what it will mean for their businesses.

PSNC’s September meeting was held on the 4th and 5th of the month, and other key agenda items included:

  • Consideration of reimbursement reforms and future regulatory changes;
  • Updates on Brexit contingency planning and the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD);
  • LPC support, including work to support LPCs wishing to form local Provider companies;
  • The Government’s Green Paper on prevention; and
  • Discussions about PSNC’s Parliamentary work.

Mark Lyonette, Chief Executive of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), was invited to address the Committee. Mr Lyonette highlighted the very great challenges ahead for the independent community pharmacy sector and the need for the sector to focus its efforts on building advocates externally, stressing that the NPA would work collaboratively with PSNC to address these issues.

Further information is available in our Summary of the September PSNC meeting.

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