CEO Video Update: May 2021

In this video PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes addresses the situation that community pharmacy still finds itself in – awaiting a decision from HM Treasury on the costs the sector incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmacy teams have delivered so much during the pandemic, including providing face-to-face advice and deliveries for shielding patients, as well as playing their part in the COVID vaccination and testing programmes, and they must not have to do so at a loss.

Whilst unable to talk about what is happening in the negotiations on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), Simon does say that they will cover things that both PSNC and the NHS really want community pharmacy to do in the future. However, none of it will be possible without a satisfactory outcome on pharmacy’s COVID costs.