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The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has been reminding contractors to complete the Health Education England (HEE) community pharmacy workforce survey before the expiry of its deadline on June 18.

The PSNC encourages all contractors to participate in this voluntary survey, the results of which will help inform future planning and funding in relation to the development of community pharmacy workforce across NHS England.

“The data from the previous workforce survey has also been used to the benefit of contractors by PSNC and LPCs in local and national negotiations on the development of community pharmacy services,” the pharmacy negotiator said.

HEE commissioned the first survey of its kind across England in 2017 to better understand the numbers and skills mix in community pharmacy workforce and inform planning and future investment in education.

The institution’s national pharmacy team has commissioned the University of Manchester and their research partner ICF to undertake an England-wide community pharmacy workforce survey.

This has involved them working in partnership with the primary care commissioning team at NHS England & NHS Improvement, the Department of Health and Social Care, the national pharmacy bodies including PSNC, CCA, AIMp, NPA, RPS, and APTUK) and the General Pharmaceutical Council.

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