Developing a Vision for Community Pharmacy – latest opportunity to share your views

Published on: 17th July 2023 | Updated on: 15th August 2023

This consultation is the latest opportunity to engage with Community Pharmacy England’s vision project for pharmacy owners, LPCs and others in the sector to share their thoughts on proposals for the future of community pharmacy. It takes the form of a short online survey, and the responses will help enhance the final report before it is launched more widely.

Background information on the project

In October 2022 we commissioned Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund to develop a new vision and strategic options for community pharmacy.

Their final report, which is expected to be published in autumn 2023, will help to underpin the future strategy for the sector.

It will also lay the groundwork for negotiations between Community Pharmacy England and policymakers as the current five-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) comes to an end. Those negotiations will be critical to the future of the sector.

Read more about the vision project

Who should respond to this survey?

  • Pharmacy owners and their representatives;
  • Other pharmacy professionals and members of the wider pharmacy team;
  • Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) members or employees; and
  • Pharmacy or pharmacist representative bodies.

Why should you respond to the survey?

If you work in community pharmacy, responding to this survey provides another opportunity to contribute your views on the future development of community pharmacy and the services that pharmacy teams could provide to patients, working with other health and care professionals and the NHS. In particular, participants are being asked for their thoughts on the proposals formulated by Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund and and what will need to happen to make them a reality.

We hosted an online engagement event so pharmacy owners could hear more from the authors of the report and to discuss their proposals. A recording of the presentation is available to watch by clicking below.

How to share your views

You are encouraged to first read the draft summary slides on the vision report, and then share your views by completing the electronic survey below.

Read the draft summary slides

Complete the vision survey

Note, the survey closed at 11.59pm on Monday 14th August 2023.

This survey has five questions in it, which you can view below. Most questions in the survey ask respondents to rank various options, but additional thoughts can also be added in free-text comment boxes.

You can complete the survey anonymously.

View questions posed in the survey

Does this vision align with your wishes for the future?

Do any elements stand out as particularly positive or exciting?

Do any aspects of the vison worry you?

Where will community pharmacy owners and their teams need the most support to implement this vision? (rank in order of importance)

  • Skills development
  • Investment in IT
  • Investment in facilities
  • Time to engage in system planning and leadership

What are the most important changes needed nationally and/or at local level? (rank in order of importance)

  • Changes to clinical and professional regulation
  • Changes to economic regulation
  • Investment in IT and facilities
  • Workforce planning and development
  • Increased investment in community pharmacy services

If you have any questions about the survey, please email them to

Return to Our Vision and Strategy webpage

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