Community Pharmacy

Primary care trusts (PCTs) are responsible for securing NHS
pharmaceutical services in their area. Most community pharmacists provide services under a contractual framework agreed for England and Wales, introduced in April 2005. PCTs can also contract locally for provision of pharmaceutical and other services, within a singlelocal pharmaceutical services (LPS) contract.

See community pharmacy content published before June 2012

Stoptober starts today!

Boat carrying huge red stop button

A new stop smoking campaign – Stoptober – officially kicks off today with support from celebrities nationwide. The campaign encourages smokers across England to take up the challenge to stop … Read more → – Stoptober starts today!

Amendments to NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012 from 1 November

The Department of Health have amended the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012, which came into force on 1 September. These amendments will come into force on 1 November. These regulations … Read more → – Amendments to NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012 from 1 November

Changes being made to pharmacy contractors payments from October 2012

The community pharmacy contractual framework (CPCF) provides the basis for improving the quality and range of services provided through community pharmacies. Funding for the CPCF is delivered through a combination … Read more → – Changes being made to pharmacy contractors payments from October 2012

Stoptober campaign will encourage smokers to quit for 28 days

Boat carrying huge red stop button

Smokers are being asked to give up smoking for 28 days from 1 October in the first ever mass quit attempt launched today by the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame … Read more → – Stoptober campaign will encourage smokers to quit for 28 days

Transitional provisions guidance: addendum published

An addendum to the transitional provisions guidance for the NHS (pharmaceutical services) regulations 2012 is published Schedule 7 to the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012 (the “2012 regulations”) sets out … Read more → – Transitional provisions guidance: addendum published

Guidance published alongside the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012

Guidance has now been published alongside the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012 to help primary care trusts in the assessment and determination of applications to provide NHS pharmaceutical services under … Read more → – Guidance published alongside the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012

New regulations on entry to NHS pharmaceutical market published

The Department of Health has published new Regulations on NHS pharmaceutical services, following consultation. Laid before parliament, today, the Regulations, NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations Statutory Instrument SI 2012/1909, which come … Read more → – New regulations on entry to NHS pharmaceutical market published