Campaigning for community pharmacy

Campaigning for community pharmacy

In 2016 the national community pharmacy organisations launched a coordinated campaign for the sector to oppose the Government’s proposed funding cuts, both by demonstrating the value of community pharmacy services and making the case for a greater role for pharmacies in the future.

Funding cuts were eventually imposed, but the campaign continues to ensure that policy-makers and politicians understand the impact of the cuts, the value of community pharmacy services and the risks if they are reduced, and the benefits that an extended community pharmacy service could bring for patients and the NHS.

At a national level PSNC continues to work with supportive MPs and Peers to ensure that Government policy is properly scrutinised, and we facilitate regular campaigning meetings with the other pharmacy organisations to coordinate activity. Our most recent day of action was the #pharmacywinter campaign on 21st November.

On the pages below you will find a range of resources and information for LPCs and community pharmacy teams to support campaigning work at a local level, including guidance on setting up a pharmacy visit, briefings for use with MPs and template tweets and press releases.

The links below provide campaigning resources and information for LPCs and community pharmacy contractors, as well as archived information from the 2016 campaign for community pharmacy.

#pharmacywinter campaign
This page provides information on the campaigning day planned for November 21st, including guidance and resources to help pharmacy teams and LPCs to take part in the day.

Campaigning resources
On this page you can find all the guidance and resources created to help support community pharmacy campaigning activities; it will be updated regularly so please check back again soon.

Cross-pharmacy campaign hub
The pharmacy organisations have updated the Pharmacy Manifesto website to bring together campaigning resources for 2017. Visit:

Information on the funding package
This page includes details of the imposed changes to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Archived information on the 2016 campaign for community pharmacy
This page brings together information and resources that were published throughout the 2016 campaign for community pharmacy, including guidance for LPCs and contractors.

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