PSNC showcases pharmacy services in NHS long term plan consultation

PSNC showcases pharmacy services in NHS long term plan consultation

October 1, 2018

PSNC has today published its response to the online consultation on the NHS long term plan, highlighting the valuable contributions that community pharmacies can make in many key areas of healthcare.

PSNC’s response includes a number of case studies and evidence of the success of pharmacy services, and calls for further commissioning of services to enable community pharmacies to do more to help people to stay healthy and manage any minor or long term conditions.

The response builds on the submissions made to three of NHS England’s long term plan working groups last week, and other engagement work around the NHS long term plan.

The individual responses published today by the four community pharmacy representative organisations – AIM, CCA, NPA and PSNC – and the RPS have been shared with the other organisations as part of joint work on the long term plan, and we will continue to work together to collectively promote pharmacy.

Read PSNC’s consultation response

The long-term plan: background information
In June 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced a new funding settlement for the NHS, confirming that it will receive an extra £20 billion a year by 2023. The figure is equivalent to a 3.4% rise to NHS England’s budget for frontline services.

In return for the funding, the NHS was tasked with developing a ten year plan setting out how improvements to healthcare would be delivered. The plan is expected to be published to coincide with the autumn Budget when further details of the NHS funding uplift, and how it will be funded, will be set out.

Read more about how the pharmacy organisations have engaged with the long term plan

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