NHS England & Improvement has been criticised as having “unrealistic” expectations of pharmacists beginning to work in PCNs.
Consultation under way on first draft PCN service specifications.
The leadership of primary care networks is dominated by doctors, with other primary care professionals almost entirely absent.
Community pharmacists must resist the urge to compete with one another and collaborate, the Pharmacy Show heard.
The deputy chief pharmaceutical officer was put on the spot at the Pharmacy Show.
Guidance to help LPCS and pharmacy contractors engage with primary care networks is being issued today.
The negotiator told Pharmacy Magazine it is “currently considering” what form this engagement might take