The Negotiating Process

Published on: 7th July 2023 | Updated on: 18th October 2023

Community Pharmacy England’s work to negotiate fair funding, as well as changes to NHS pharmacy services, with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England is a crucial part of our role. Understandably the sector is eagerly awaiting an update on the progress of the current negotiations on the Government’s pledge to invest £645m in community pharmacies and, as part of our ongoing efforts to improve transparency of our work, we have released the following materials to explain the negotiating process.

The below set of explanatory diagrams have been released alongside a blog from Negotiating Team Member Stephen Thomas about his experiences. You can click on the graphics to enlarge them.

If you have questions about the negotiations, please send them in to and we’ll be happy to produce some FAQs. You may also like to watch Community Pharmacy England CEO Janet Morrison talking about this recently on our webinar too.

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