CPCF settlement: 2019/20 to 2023/24


Following negotiations between PSNC, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I), HM Government has agreed to make a five-year investment in community pharmacies. The deal secures pharmacy funding and sets out a clear vision for the expansion of clinical service delivery over the next five years, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

Please click here to visit PSNC for more information on the following:

  • PSNC statements
  • CPCF Roadshow events
  • CPCF agreement overview
  • Funding and dispensing
  • Quality Scheme and services
  • CPCF Checklist emails

From April 2020 the following will become part of your Terms of Service

Pharmacies must: Quick link to our relevant page:
have a premises shared NHSmail account, NHSmail Page
have access to the NHS Summary Care Record (SCR), SCR Page
provide information for the NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS), DoS Page
have an up to date pharmacy profile on NHS.UK, NHS UK Page
process electronic prescriptions, EPS Page
and have attained HLP Level 1 status [which requires a private consultation area] HLP Page

PSNC have issued the following summary of the five year deal and more information on the areas above can be found on the PSNC website:

PSNC Briefing 026/19: A Summary of the 5 Year Deal on the CPCF

Please Note: If you are eligible to claim an aspiration payment for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS), then some of the above which are also gateway criteria will need to be in place by the end of October 2019. Click the link below to view the one pager to find out more about PQS and other services:

Humber LPC CPCF Action Plan One Pager print out: CPCF Action Plan One Pager

Visit PSNC PQS Pages