Local Support for PCN Engagement

Local information to support PCN engagement is being developed and therefore this section of the website will be updated as work progresses.

Community Pharmacy Sheffield is doing all it can to support contractors with the development of PCNs and to facilitate meeting the PQS points. PCN engagement has to be led by local contractors in the area and therefore CPS can only facilitate.

Currently CPS can/ has assisted with the following:

  • Mapping contractors to PCN area. This has been sent to all contractors to ensure they are happy with the PCN they are mapped to and is linked below. NB contractors who feel they sit in 2 PCN areas must choose a main one for the purposes of PQS but can be involved with more than one.
  • Written out to all contractors for expressions of interest for PCN leads and gathered this data.
  • Sent out supporting documents to encourage meeting to nominate a PCN lead. CPS cannot appoint PCN leads as this is for the contractors to choose, we can facilitate voting and we are happy to attend any of these meetings where participants feel it would help. If you need any assistance with this please contact us.
  • Gathering information on the appointed PCN leads for each PCN.
  • Engaged with PCN clinical directors so that we can help the leads make contact when appropriate.

Resources for those interested in being a Pharmacy PCN Lead:

Guidance for Pharmacy PCN Lead


Expression of Interest Form for PCN Leads Nov 2019 V2[1]

Draft Agenda for PCN lead appointment meeting Oct 2019 V1[2]

CPS PCN meetings feedback form

Example email to send out to arrange a PCN meeting to appoint Pharmacy PCN leads

Template PCN lead introductory letter to CDs

Pharmacies in each PCN:

Details of Pharmacies in each PCN including contact email


NHS Confederation Document: NHS Confederation PCN report Equipped for Success Jan 2020


PCN Support Lead Vacancy:

Community Pharmacy Sheffield, jointly with the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw LPCs, are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual with a passion for developing and supporting Community Pharmacy, with a specific focus on supporting the role of Community Pharmacies within their Primary Care Networks (PCNs) –
see full details below for your attention please:
Job title:  Primary Care Network Support Lead 
Hours:    Pharmacist 35hrs/Month or Technician for 70hrs/Month 
Salary:    £12k/annum  
Type:  Fixed Term Contract 1 Year with potential to extend 
Report to:  SYB LPC Workforce Working Group 
Base:    South Yorkshire (working from home initially)
Job Description: See HERE.
Closing Date for Applications:  5pm – 18 June 2021 
Notification of Invite for Interview:  25 June 2021 
Interviews:  w/c 28 June 2021 
Applications should be made by sending your CV and covering letter, explaining why you are suitable for this role to:  Susie.coates@sheffieldlpc.co.uk 

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