Negotiations on CPCF arrangements for 2022/23 begin

The tripartite negotiations to set the arrangements for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) in 2022/23 – Year 4 of the five-year CPCF deal –
have now begun, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) said.

The discussions, beginning ahead of the start of the financial year, are taking place between the PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I).

It will cover issues related to service, funding and other arrangements for pharmacies in 2022/23, in line with the five-year CPCF deal.

The three entities will also discuss the progress made to date, which has been partly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the recent joint Annual Review process,
where PSNC raised serious concerns around the available capacity within community pharmacy.