Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF)

The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) is made up of the following elements, visit the CPE website for full details:

  • Essential services and clinical governance which are provided by all pharmacy contractors and are commissioned by NHS England.
  • Advanced services which can be provided by all contractors once accreditation requirements have been met and are commissioned by NHS England.
  • Locally commissioned services commissioned by Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England (i.e. “Enhanced Services” outlined in the Drug Tariff) in response to the needs of the local population.
  • Contract monitoring.

In July 2019, Community Pharmacy England, NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) agreed a five-year deal for community pharmacies, guaranteeing funding levels until 2023/24. 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.

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

Visit CPE for more info on the following:

  • Delivery plan for recovering access to primary care
  • Overview for Years 4 (2022/23) and 5 (2023/24)
  • Funding and payments
  • Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)
  • Service development
  • Other changes
  • Webinars on-demand
  • CPCF Roadshow
  • Resources for external audiences

CPCF services and Terms of Service – Important dates page:

CPE have published a page on their website which provides a list of important dates for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) which relate to national pharmacy services (Essential, Advanced and National Enhanced services).

The page also highlights important dates for Terms of Service (ToS) requirements, as well as dates when relevant news stories have been published which highlight resources for these services/requirements. Visit the page.

The Community Pharmacy Humber Contractor Event: Pharmacy Embracing the Future was held on Sunday 20th October 2019

Those who attended received a delegate pack of resources (relevant at the time).


Embracing the future together 20.10.19 FINAL

Useful links from the presentation