Information on the community pharmacy contract settlement and funding for 2019/2020 to 2023/24 – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee funding and statistics briefing that sets out the main elements of the five-year community pharmacy funding settlement for 2019/20 to 2023/24 and gives background information on what the announcement means and how community pharmacy funding works.

The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24: supporting delivery for the NHS Long Term Plan – Department of Health and Social Care

The new contractual arrangements will come into force from 1 October 2019 and will help to deliver the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.  It presents a 5-year deal setting out how community pharmacy will support delivery of

A short summary of The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24: supporting delivery for the NHS Long Term Plan – NHS England and NHS Improvement

The document is a summary of changes to the community pharmacy contractual framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24, which was published jointly by the Department of Health and Social Care, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

Community pharmacy contractual framework: Letter from Ed Waller – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Letter from from Ed Waller to the Directors of Commissioning, Regional Heads of Primary Care, Heads of Primary Care, CCG Clinical Leads and Accountable Officers about the community pharmacy contractual framework.

Guidance for Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) – How to help contractors get involved with Primary Care Networks – NHS England

This briefing is intended to enable Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) to help contractors to get involved with Primary Care Networks.

Quality Payments: Guidance for the February 2019 Review Point – NHS England

This guidance document sets out the requirements in order to participate in the Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme. The Scheme will reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety and

GP Forward View: Assessment of progress Year 2 – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report that finds several key areas where progress is being made, including: promises of a state-backed medical indemnity for GPs in England more GPs in training than ever before the establishment of the NHS GP health service, which is highly rated

Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice: Pilot scheme: Independent Evaluation Report: Full Report – University of Nottingham

Report that finds Clinical Pharmacists (CPs) have made a unique and valuable contribution to the primary care skill mix. Pharmacists  contribute significantly to patient safety, bring medicines and prescribing expertise, support with prescribing tasks, support for patients with long term conditions

Medicines management for people receiving social care in the community: Quality standard [QS171] – NICE

This quality standard covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support is needed to enable people to manage their medicines. It also includes communication between health and social care staff, to ensure people have

Primary Care Home: Community Pharmacy Integration And Innovation – National Association of Primary Care

National Association of Primary Care report on the further integration of community pharmacy within primary care homes to improve patients’ health and support them to manage their conditions. By learning from those leading the way and exploring innovative ways of

Reimagining community services: making the most of our assets – The King’s Fund

Report from The King’s Fund that identifies community services are often fragmented and poorly co-ordinated, and are frequently not well integrated with other services in the community. This results in duplication as well as gaps between teams delivering care. A radical

Heartbeats On The High Street: How Community Pharmacy Can Transform Britain’s Health, Wealth And Wellbeing – Respublica

Report that identifies community pharmacy as a healthcare provider that could be transformative for our NHS: a provider that is embedded on high streets in almost every part of the country, including our most deprived neighbourhoods, that is staffed by a network of clinically-trained professionals, with a proven

Primary Medical Care Policy And Guidance Manual – NHS England

Document from NHS England that provides commissioners of primary care services the context, information and tools to safely commission and contract manage primary medical care contracts.

Working with other health and care partners – a suggested checklist for LPCs: (PSNC Briefing 079/17) – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

This PSNC Briefing, which is aimed at LPC Chief Officers and members, provides a suggested checklist for developing relationships with other health and care partners including Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) / aspirant Accountable Care Systems (ACSs) and Accountable Care

PSNC Briefing 080/17: A guide to local government and community pharmacy – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Briefing from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee identifying that Local government has a growing role in policy-making, spending decisions and oversight of local services and increasingly in the local healthcare economy. Councils not only control the budgets for public health

PSNC Briefing 052/17: Issues to Consider when Implementing Pharmacy Access to Local Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

This briefing outlines a list of issues to be considered by Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) and community pharmacy contractors when pharmacy access to local electronic health record systems is being planned.

Let’s Talk About Weight: A step-by-step guide to brief interventions with adults for health and care professionals – Public Health England and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

This document offers tips on the short conversations health and care professionals should be having with overweight and obese patients about weight loss. It provides: practical advice on how to discuss weight loss tools to support making brief interventions Additional

A Lung Health Service: Doncaster Pharmacy Direct Referral For Chest X-Ray: A project summary – Cancer Research UK

The Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate (ACE) Programme is an early diagnosis of cancer initiative focused on testing innovations that either identify individuals at high risk of cancer earlier or streamline diagnostic pathways. It was set-up to accelerate the pace of change in this area

Tackling high blood pressure through community pharmacy – Pharmacy Voice

This report makes 12 recommendations to ensure a coordinated, partnership approach, between other public health and primary care services and community pharmacists to prevent and manage high blood pressure.      

Pharmacy Quality Payments: Quality Criteria Guidance – NHS England

This document sets out the requirements in order to participate in the Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme. The Scheme will reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety and Patient