NHS Contract Information

In July 2019, PSNC, 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

Overview for Years 4 (2022/23) and 5 (2023/24)

Arrangements for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) in 2022/23 and 2023/24 have been agreed between PSNC, NHS England and DHSC. This follows a tense period of negotiations.

Although the agreement is in line with the five-year CPCF deal, it includes an extension of the Transitional Payment to recognise ongoing pressures and a one-off £100 million excess margin write-off for contractors. This was hard-won, and PSNC’s clear view was that these monies will be critical for contractors as we head into a very challenging winter period.

CPCF arrangements for 2022/23 and 2023/24 agreed

Joint letter to contractors from PSNC, DHSC and NHS England

PSNC Briefing 029/22: CPCF Arrangements for 2022/23 and 2023/24

Watch PSNC’s on-demand webinar about CPCF Years 4 and 5


Click here to view more information via the PSNC website