Over 530 pharmacy owners now able to claim their PCN funding to bring around £525,000 into Surrey and Sussex

Over 530 pharmacy owners now able to claim their PCN funding to bring around £525,000 into Surrey and Sussex

February 10, 2020

UPDATE: 19 February. Chief executive confirms all 64 PCN lead pharmacists appointed.

Commenting James Wood, CEO, said ” It’s great news.  We have helped facilitate the appointment of community pharmacy leads in all 64 PCN areas in Surrey & Sussex .

“Thanks to all colleagues who have stepped up, working in collaboration with competitor colleagues”.


Community pharmacists working in 63 out of 64 primary care networks (PCNs) in Surrey and Sussex have nominated their lead pharmacist, enabling around 530 pharmacy owners to now claim their PCN funding under the updated pharmacy quality scheme (PQS).

Commenting James Wood, CEO at Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex, on behalf of the three local pharmaceutical committees, said everyone at the three LPCs was delighted that so many community pharmacists had come together to collectively nominate peers to represent their collective views at almost every PCN in Surrey and Sussex.

Of the one area still to nominate a lead pharmacist he said:

“West Byflett will take a bit more time to negotiate because of a unique situation that had not been realised at the outset.

“Guildford East, Haywards Heath Villages and South Tandridge were the final areas to be agreed last week once their contractors had a chance to discuss and agree the nominations”, he added.

He advised the six contractors in West Byfleet areas to check the PCN pages on Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex website regularly for updates and to contact the staff team at Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex if they wanted to discuss.

If all pharmacies claim, the PCN domain of PQS will bring around £525,000 into pharmacies across Surrey and Sussex.

Here’s what you need to do to if you are a contractor in Surrey and Sussex and you want to claim for the PCN domain of PQS:

    Deadline How Notes
1 Submit the name of your appointed Pharmacy PCN Lead along with their ODS code and name of the pharmacy they work with. 11.59pm on Friday 28 February 2020, although we strongly recommend you do it earlier in the claim period which is now open.

Here is the page on our website that you will need to visit.

Scroll to and click on the blue link called ‘List of appointed PCN leads by area’.

Please note the information on this list is up to date as of 07:30 10/02/20. Further updates to follow.   

 

–  If your PCN area is listed in Green on the above list it means your PCN area has an appointed PCN lead.

–  If your PCN area is listed in Amber or Red on the above list please refer to the PCN lead Vacancies list below.

We are still helping ONE area to appoint a Pharmacy PCN lead.

Current progress and gaps are on our website. Scroll to and click on the blue link called ‘PCN Lead vacancies’

Please note the information on this list is up to date as of 07:30 10/02/20. Further updates to follow.     

–  If your PCN area is listed in Red on the above list it means no one has expressed an interest in becoming PCN lead.

 

 

The LPCs will contact all newly appointed Pharmacy PCN leads very soon to discuss what happens next and to help them make initial contact with the clinical director for their PCN.  


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