5 year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF)

After the Essex LPC annual Conference September 2019, please see Gordon Hockey presentation slides here.  Please be aware that these are NOT the same notes from the Roadshow, purely used at the Essex LPC conference only.

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PSNC announced a new deal for community pharmacy (22nd July 2019). This guarantees funding for the next five years with annual reviews. There will be a number of changes particularly to QPS but the main change will be a phasing out of MUR (Max 250 this year and 100 next year) and a combining of the DIMIRS and the NUMSAS Services.

Reference documents:

The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24: supporting delivery for the NHS Long Term Plan

A summary of the 5 year deal on the Community Pharmacy Contractual framework

Contractor summary

The new Primary Care Network DES (Direct Enhanced Service) is part of the new GP 5 year contract and has huge implications for how community pharmacy will need to evolve in the next few years. It will also affect how you need to work locally, as the relationship with individual GP practices and the new workforce will change.

Click here for the full contract specification 2019/20