Locally commissioned services


Locally commissioned community pharmacy services can be contracted via a number of different routes and by different commissioners, including local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England’s local teams. In Surrey and Sussex most, most commissioned services are public health services, commissioned by the public health team at the county councils and unitary authority.

The LPCs represent local contractors in negotiations for locally commissioned services and have developed this Service evaluation tool for locally commissioned services to help scrutinise each proposal / service specification.

At the end of this scrutiny process a summary is shared with contractors who have expressed an interest in providing the service to highlight the key points for their attention and consideration. This helps contractors make an informed decision to provide a locally commissioned service, or not.

Covid19

During the Covid19 pandemic, we are working with local commissioners to make sure that income from locally commissioned services is protected between 1 Apr – 30 September 2020. This is being done to maintain income for when services may need to be stood-down due to business continuity arrangements, or because of guidance from the NHS. Alongside protecting around £0.5m of local income in Surrey & Sussex, we have also agreed relaxation with local commissioners of measures such as monitoring and training. We hope this will help you to prioritise services and provide the time and space to think about how you will adjust to ‘new normal’ ways of working. For a summary of the arrangements by area click here.

  Surrey County Council West Sussex County Council Brighton & Hove City Council East Sussex County Council
Stop smoking service  

Not commissioned through community pharmacy

 

  • Stop Smoking Service (NRT Supply)
  • Stop Smoking Service (NRT Supply
  • Varenicline PGD
  • Young person’s Scheme
  • Domiciliary Smoking Service

 

  • Stop Smoking Service (NRT Supply
  • Varenicline PGD
  • OYES referral for Varenicline through Pharmacy

 

Cardiovascular risk and prevention services
  • NHS Healthcheck
  • Blood Pressure Plus (BP+)
  • NHS Healthcheck
  • Not currently commissioned from pharmacy
  • NHS Healthcheck
Sexual health services
  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception (via PGD Levonorgestrel and Ulipristal Acetate)
  • Chlamydia screening and treatment ( via PGD)

 

  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception (via PGD Levonorgestrel)

 

  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception (via PGD Levonorgestrel and Ulipristal Acetate)
  • Chlamydia screening and treatment ( via PGD)

 

  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception (via PGD Levonorgestrel and Ulipristal Acetate)
  • Chlamydia screening and treatment (via PGD)
  • C- Card Scheme
Substance misuse services
  • Needle Exchange Programme
  • Supervised Consumption
  • Take Home Naloxone

 

  • Needle Exchange Programme
  • Supervised Consumption

 

  • Needle Exchange Programme
  • Supervised Consumption
  • Take Home Naloxone
Healthy level 2 pharmacy (HLP – 2)
  • Not currently commissioned from pharmacy
  • Not currently commissioned from pharmacy.
  • HLP Level -2 framework through certain Pharmacy
  • HLP Level -2 framework through certain Pharmacy

For more information

Note Covid-19: This information is subject to change at short notice. Contract review and changes have been extended and the information below is still relevant. (Updated 31 March 2020; April 2020, 28 May 2020, 1 July 2020). If you need more information please contact hinalpatel@communitypharmacyss.co.uk

Surrey

West Sussex

East Sussex

Brighton & Hove