The NHS Contract is also known as the CPFC, or The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework.
In simple terms, it is a 5-year plan detailing how community pharmacy will support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.
It comprises the following services:
- Essential services and clinical governance – those which all pharmacy contractors must provide. NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England) monitors and commissions these.
- Advanced services – pharmacy contractors choose to provide such services. Approval and the meeting of certain requirements is needed. NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England) monitors and commissions these.
- Locally commissioned services – local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHS England commission such services in response to the needs of the local population.
Changes to CPCF 2021-22: Presentation to Stakeholders
The CPH office has been briefing a number of stakeholders on the changes to this year’s community pharmacy contract along with outlining the general requirements of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 2019-24. The CPH presentation has been made available should you need to present similar information to local stakeholders.
PSNC Supportive briefings:
- PSNC Briefing 044/21: Briefing for general practice teams – the Community Pharmacy Hypertension Case-Finding Advanced Service
- PSNC Briefing 040/20: Briefing for general practice teams – changes to the NHS Community Pharmacy Contract in 2021/22
- PSNC Briefing 047/21: NHS Community Pharmacy Advanced Services – information for general practice teams
Please do contact the CPH office if you need any support.