Contractor Announcement: Negotiations on funding and CPCF commence

Negotiations on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for 2019/20 and beyond have commenced.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has initiated the negotiation process with a set of proposals which have been agreed with NHS England. These have now been shared with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

The negotiations will take the form of tripartite discussions between representatives from all three organisations.

For PSNC the representatives will include independent community pharmacy contractors, representatives of multiple pharmacy businesses, and the senior executive – all of whom sit on the PSNC Negotiating Team.

The discussions will be complex and while they are ongoing PSNC, DHSC and NHS England have agreed that the negotiations will remain confidential to facilitate frank and open discussion.

Further information, including what we expect to have discussions on, can be found at: ow.ly/Bzxn30on6NB