This site is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

Workforce issues, staff retention remain a big concern for LPCs


Share post:

Workforce issues, staff retention and capacity continues to be a big concern for the Local Pharmaceutical Committee as it discussed the topics at a recent meeting with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

The meeting, attended by delegates from 66 LPCs, focused on the current challenges faced by community pharmacies as well as the planning for the next year.

Around 64 per cent of delegates said workforce was the top challenge faced by pharmacy contractors, and suggested reducing the migration of pharmacists to Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

Other suggestions included – “improving the development opportunities available for pharmacists and their teams, and rebranding the profession to make community pharmacy a more attractive route for young graduates.”

On the development of Integrated Care Systems (ICS), the majority of respondents were positive about their LPC’s engagement in the new setting.

Most of the delegates agreed “with mapping the future LPC network around ICS, given their growing importance in the healthcare landscape.”

PSNC will use the outcome of these polls to prioritize its workstreams for the coming months.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Current Issue June 2024

Related articles

Multiple sclerosis: England approves new jab that cuts hospital treatment time by 90%

In addition to significantly reducing treatment time for patients, the new multiple sclerosis injection could also save time...

NHS GP Patient survey2024 highlights positive pharmacy service experiences

According to the NHS survey, 49.7 per cent patients contacted a pharmacy via phone, practice websites (47.9 per...

NHS performance data highlights urgent need for government action

Commenting on the publication of the NHS monthly performance statistics Tim Gardner, Assistant Director of Policy at the...

Wes Streeting announces independent investigation into the state of NHS

Streeting stated that the NHS is "broken" and that this investigation will reveal "hard truths  The new health secretary,...