Pharmacy Cuts – Listen to the views of PSNC, The NPA and The RPS

1st March 2016 6.30pm

The Place, Ducie Street, Manchester

Pharmacy Cuts Evening Conference
1st March – The Place, Ducie Street, Manchester.

In a letter to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) in December 2015, the Department of Health and NHS England announced there would be a 6% reduction in funding through the community pharmacy contractual framework.

RPS Greater Manchester and the federated body for Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committees – CPGM, would like to invite you to a conference to hear from the sector leaders about the most significant challenge facing community pharmacy in recent times.

This event will update you regarding the current position and provide an opportunity to discuss the Department of Health proposals in smaller groups and within a Panel Q&A session.

We are hosting this event so YOU have an opportunity to hear about what is happening and feed back to national and local pharmacy leaders.

YOUR VIEWS AND IDEAS REALLY MATTER PLEASE COME ALONG.

You can book here http://bit.ly/1nRYVLf

PLACES ARE LIMITED SO BOOK NOW

6.30 -7.00 pm Registration and Buffet and networking

7.00 -7.15pm What is happening NOW? – Aneet Kapoor CPGM Chair

7.15 – 8.10pm Sue Sharpe – CEO PSNC

8.10 -8.35 pm Ian Strachan – Chairman NPA

8.35- 8.55pm Martin Astbury – English Pharmacy Board member

8.55pm – 9.25pm Q&A and feedback session – your opportunity to have your say (facilitated session, responses will be fed into the RPS consultation response)

9.25pm Close and summary – Aneet Kapoor

In the meantime it’s very important we all focus on the positives, difficult in worrying times, but essential, we need to demonstrate the very strong and tangible benefits we bring to patients in GM. Talk to your patients, tell them what is happening. Ask them to write personally to their MP or give you a story we can feed into the campaign.

Email it to patientstories@cpgm.org.uk

We would also strongly recommend you follow your LPC twitter feed and @CPGM_ as we tweet daily about the latest developments, it’s the fastest way to keep abreast of all the news. Search #lovemypharmacy or #pharmacycuts to see what is being said elsewhere