You will no doubt be acutely aware of the immense pressure being faced by community pharmacies in England. You may also be aware that Numark, for almost a year now, have been lobbying hard on your behalf to fight for fairer funding.
We launched a petition, provided members with letters to send to their local MPs and indeed engaged with policy makers to share stories of your outstanding contribution to
Still the Government continues to ignore plight of contractors in England.
The PSNC also continues to fight hard on your behalf.
There have been recent reports that GPs are referring patients to pharmacy for informal consultations rather than following the official CPCS route. This has further put immense pressure on community pharmacies and the PSNC have launched an audit which they intend to use to gather evidence of how many unfunded consultations are taking place and to also get a sense of workload and staffing pressures.
They intend to use this the outcomes of this audit as leverage for their ongoing discussions with Government and the NHS.
We are fully supportive of the PSNC’s efforts and would encourage you to complete the audit which can be submitted via PharmOutcomes.