Locally Commissioned Services

Locally commissioned community pharmacy services can be contracted via a number of different routes and by different commissioners, including local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England’s local teams. In Suffolk, most commissioned services are Public Health Services and hence are commissioned by the Public Health Team at Suffolk County Council.

Suffolk LPC have produced an informative Services Summary Guide: Services Summary FINAL May 2018

Public Health Contract: Public Health Suffolk

The 3 year contracts for Public Health Services are due to be reviewed. Suffolk County Council has taken the decision to extend the current contracts for a further 12 months.  This means you will need to reconfirm your intention to continue with each service you provide.

Please sign up to the contract extension and the service(s) you wish to provide by completing the Public Health Services 2019/20 Contract Extension Sign Up template on PharmOutcomes. Sign up should be completed by 30th June 2019 at the latest.

If you have any questions, please email Admin.publichealthsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk who will respond to your query promptly.

Please note: Substance Misuse services require a separate sign up on PharmOutcomes.

Public Health Suffolk contact details

Email: Admin.publichealthsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk

Tel: 01473 260093.

Fax: 01473 260090

Public Health Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX


Please note PharmOutcomes is the platform for administering Substance Misuse, HealthChecks, Sexual Health and Stop Smoking services – please ensure all staff using the platform have their own individual log ins. Pharmacy teams can create individual log ins for staff under the ‘admin’ section of PharmOutcomes. Please see the PharmOutcomes Support section for further support and contact details for the Pinnacle help desk.

Declaration of Competence

Public health service delivery is now well established in pharmacy. CPPE have a wide range of learning programmes and assessments for each of the services, which will help you assure and maintain your competence. The Declaration of competence (DoC) system has been developed to support you in assuring commissioners that you are service-ready and have the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver high-quality, consistent services. Many commissioners are now including the DoC system in their service specifications, service level agreements and patient group directions.

For all relevant services where the accreditation is required, Public Health Suffolk will be using Declaration of Competence. PharmOutcomes automatically links with the CPPE database when you give permission, to confirm your accreditation record and enables you to deliver services.

Declaration of competence fact sheet april 2015 final

Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: Service Development

The LPC is working with the North Essex and Suffolk STP and the Norfolf and Waveney STP to develop service opportunities for contractors. Some of the possible options for these services are highlighted in the following paper

5 Year FV Next Steps and Community Pharmacy Final Draft