CPCF settlement: 2019/20 to 2023/24

In July 2019, PSNC, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) 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 PlanPSNC Briefing 026/19: A Summary of the Five-Year Deal on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework

Overview for Year Three: 2021/22

Arrangements for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) in 2021/22 have been agreed between PSNC, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), in line with the five-year CPCF deal.

This follows an intensive period of negotiations, lasting around three months. During this time, PSNC’s Negotiating Team fought hard to gain concessions on a number of key issues, all with the backing of the full Committee who eventually voted to accept the deal by an overwhelming majority.

CPCF arrangements for 2021/22

Joint Letter to Contractors from PSNC, DHSC and NHSE&I

PSNC Briefing 027/21: CPCF in 2021/22 – Frequently Asked Questions

In each section below PSNC have outlined that element of the five-year CPCF agreement in more detail. The sections have been updated to include arrangements for Year Three (2021/22).

Services Checklist
This checklist contains important dates for the CPCF which relate to services, contractual health campaigns and other NHS requirements.

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

  • Funding and payments
  • Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)
  • Service development
  • Regulatory changes
  • CPCF Roadshow on-demand
  • For external audiences

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

Those who attended will have received a delegate pack of resources (relevant at the time), some of those resources are available below. Due to the changes to the terms of services, some of the one pages have been removed:


Embracing the future together 20.10.19 FINAL

Useful links from the presentation


One Pagers:

Humber LPC New Website One Pager – May 22

MYS One Pager V1.2

NHSmail One Pager V1.2

Useful Contacts One Pager – Aug 21


CPCS self-assessment framework Final V1

CPCS-One-Pager v1