Working with MPs

Working with MPs

PSNC has developed a range of promotional materials for LPCs to use in their conversations with local MPs, as well as providing guidance on engaging with them.

Latest guidance

MP Visit Guidance (August 2018)
This guidance document provides advice for LPCs looking to organise successful visits to community pharmacies for local Members of Parliament.

Letter to MPs – LPC template
A template letter to help LPCs write to the MPs elected in their area (both new and returning).

Flyers, briefings and infographics

Community Pharmacy: The Long Term Future of the NHS
This briefing outlines where community pharmacy can contribute to the long-term future of the NHS. It was created in collaboration with the other national pharmacy organisations ahead of the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Community Pharmacy: Developing Services for the Future
This briefing outlines PSNC’s new service proposals. The briefing was created to explain the Care Plan to external stakeholders, and LPCs and pharmacy teams can use it during MP visits.

Community Pharmacy Care Plan: The Patient Journey
This infographic describes the support a patient could receive from their community pharmacy as part of the Care Plan.

Introducing the Universal Community Pharmacy Care Framework
This infographic describes the Care Framework, and can be used alongside the Care Plan materials.

Community pharmacies: helping patients and local communities during winter (and references)
This flyer was used by PSNC during a Parliamentary reception for the Pharmacy Winter campaign day, jointly organised with the other national pharmacy organisations. It has been shared here so that LPCs and pharmacy teams can use it during MP or local councillor visits.

Community Pharmacy: Did you know…?
This flyer was used by PSNC whilst meeting with target politicians and other key stakeholders at the 2017 political party conferences and has been shared so that LPCs and pharmacy teams can use it during MP visits. To print this flyer as a booklet, first save the file onto your computer then when you print, select the “Booklet” option under the settings.

Protecting local health services: using community pharmacy (and references)
Briefing originally intended for Parliamentary Candidates, however it could still be used to provide information for new and returning MPs. It details alternative ways that community pharmacy could save the NHS money, the current funding situation and the potential for pharmacy teams to do more. A references document provides more detail for those who are interested in the research behind the statistics.

Community Pharmacy Forward View infographic flyer (and references)
This flyer describes how implementing the Community Pharmacy Forward View (CPFV) can help the NHS to cope with the pressures it is currently facing.

Value of pharmacy infographic (and references)
This one-page infographic has been developed to help get across the key findings from the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on the value of pharmacy in a more easily digestible way.

Community Pharmacy Value flyer
This flyer highlights the value of community pharmacy. To print this flyer as a booklet, first save the file onto your computer then when you print, select the “Booklet” option under the settings.

Archived resources

Pledge poster
A poster for MPs to have a photo with when visiting a pharmacy. Tweet the photo from your pharmacy account using the hashtag #pharmacy17 and linking to the MP’s account (use the ‘@’ function), or you could ask them to tweet it directly.

Election 2017 Tweets
A collection of possible tweets for use throughout the election period. Most are still applicable to tweet to new and returning MPs.

Party Conference 2017 tweet templates
These tweets have been designed to help LPCs and community pharmacy contractors engage local politicians during the party conference season.

PSNC Briefing 036/16: Organising a local MP engagement event
On 17th December 2015 the Government announced a number of plans for community pharmacy via an open letter to PSNC. Since then LPCs, contractors and the national pharmacy organisations have been campaigning to ensure that policy makers reconsider the plans and understand the value of community pharmacy. In order to maintain momentum over the summer of 2016, LPCs may wish to consider holding a local event with MPs and other stakeholders. This briefing sets out guidance and tips for LPCs on organising such an event.

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.

Social media

PwC tweet templates
Templates for LPCs to use on Twitter to highlight the findings of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on the value of pharmacy.

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