PSNC publishes 2018/19 annual report 

PSNC publishes 2018/19 annual report 

October 22, 2019

PSNC has today (22nd October) published its annual report, setting out the work it did on behalf of community pharmacy contractors in 2018/19.

During a challenging year for community pharmacy, PSNC worked hard to push for more financial security for the sector and developing crucial guidance documents to help contractors and pharmacy teams.

The annual report focusses on the different workstreams undertaken by the PSNC office, as shaped by the Committee of 31 pharmacists. PSNC employs just 30 people to fulfil its core functions which range from negotiating the NHS pharmacy contract and ensuring the delivery of funding to contractors, supporting pharmacy teams in carrying out dispensing activities, creating advocates for community pharmacy, and assisting LPCs with local service development.

The report covers all these areas, with key work from 2018/19 including:

  • Raising awareness of the impact of generic price increases on pharmacy workload;
  • Securing funding levels and preventing a £33m funding cut;
  • Negotiating a fee uplift and other improvements to the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service;
  • Establishing the Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum; and
  • Averaging four visits a minute to the PSNC website.

As well as providing details of the work PSNC carried out in 2018/19, the report ends by setting out PSNC’s ambitions for the following year.

Simon Dukes, PSNC Chief Executive, said: 

“I joined PSNC at the start of 2018/19 and felt that we needed to work harder to communicate with pharmacy contractors. This annual report is one way in which we are doing that, and I hope contractors and LPCs will find it a useful summary of the complex and challenging work that goes on here.

2018/19 was not an easy year for many pharmacy businesses, but we have been and will continue to battle on their behalf; I hope that this report reassures contractors of some of the value that we offer in doing so.”

PSNC Annual Report

In order to appeal to people using different platforms, we have developed a number of alternative viewing methods for our annual report.

To view the report on your computer:

To download/print a copy (PDF version):

PSNC Annual Report and Statement of Accounts 2018/19

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