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.
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.