Welcome to our website
We are the unified local voice for Community Pharmacy Surrey and Community Pharmacy Sussex. We work with NHS England Area Teams, Local Authorities, ICBs and other healthcare professionals to help plan healthcare services. We negotiate and discuss pharmacy services with commissioners and give advice to community pharmacy contractors and others wanting to know more about the just under 500 local pharmacies across Sussex and Surrey.
Here you will find a comprehensive list of advice, hints, tips and links to help you manage your NHS contract.
We always send our newsletters and regular mailings to pharmacy NHS mail accounts. However, we recognise that our news is relevant to all pharmacy staff, not just the person who opens the emails! So urge all team members to sign up to receive our news.
What do you want raised at your next LPC meeting?
Both Community Pharmacy Surrey & Community Pharmacy Sussex would like to raise and discuss issues that concern you at their next meeting. If you have anything you would like raised at this meeting please complete the survey monkey link below. LPC meetings are open to observers and we especially encourage community pharmacy contractors and their team members to join us and find out what we do. Should you wish to attend an LPC meeting as an observer in person or by video, this needs to be pre-arranged. Email us at: LPC@communitypharmacyss.co.uk.
#SaveOurPharmacies - We need your help to save pharmacies in England
How you can help! Since 2015, there has been a net loss of 720 pharmacies across England – unfortunately a vast proportion of these permanent closures have occurred in the most deprived parts of England. Without your help, further pharmacy closures are inevitable. We urgently need your support to push the Government to provide the necessary funding to keep pharmacies afloat. Sign the petition and find out how else you can help by clicking on the link.
Lateral Flow Device (LFD) service launches
The service, which is funded outside of the CPCF global sum, will allow eligible patients who have risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19 to obtain LFD…
New Contractor Webinar
A new contractor webinar was run on the 17th of October 2023 by Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex team members to introduce contractors to how…
Webinars to introduce changes to the foundation training programme and the recruitment of trainee pharmacists for 2025/26.
For the 2025/26 foundation training programme, all training sites will be required to recruit their trainee pharmacist(s) via the National Recruitment Scheme. This is managed…
Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex and NHS Sussex have been shortlisted as a finalist at the HSJ Digital Awards
Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex and NHS Sussex are proud to reveal that Marie Hockley, Deputy Chief Officer Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex and Dr…
#SaveOurPharmacies How you can help
Since 2015, there has been a net loss of 720 pharmacies across England – unfortunately a vast proportion of these permanent closures have occurred in the most…
Pharmacy First: Claim window now open for initial £2,000 fixed payment
Pharmacy owners who intend to provide the Pharmacy First service are now able to claim their initial £2,000 fixed payment. All pharmacy owners who want…
Committee negotiating asks discussions informed by pharmacy owners at November Meeting
Community Pharmacy England met in London for a full Committee Meeting on 22nd and 23rd November 2023. Committee Members spent time discussing important matters such…