What we do

The duties of the committee, within its Constitution are as follows:

The Committee is recognised by the NHS Commissioning Board under the provisions of section 167 of the Act as representative of the pharmacy contractors in the area(s) of the following Health and Wellbeing Boards:-

  • Health and Wellbeing Board for Southampton City
  • Health and Wellbeing Board for Hampshire
  • Health and Wellbeing Board for Isle of Wight
  • Health and Wellbeing Board for Portsmouth City

The Committee is recognised by NHS England in relation to pharmaceutical services (which are commissioned by NHS England). As the services that can be provided by pharmacy extends to those that may be commissioned by other commissioners including ICBs and Local Authorities, the Committee will seek to gain recognition as the representative body for pharmacy contractors by building strong relationships with these other organisations.

Rather than attempt to summarise or paraphrase the Constitution, readers are advised to refer to the whole document in its entirity by following the link above. A copy of the constitution and the governance framework can be downloaded from this site by clicking the relevant documents below or obtained on request from the CPSC office.

In brief, the CPSC has the responsibility to represent all pharmacy contractors, whether independent or multiple, within its boundary in all dealings with other healthcare stakeholders to ensure the satisfactory provision of quality community pharmacy services as an integral part of the primary healthcare team and support for the management of change within that team.

Our Purpose

To optimise the professional and financial opportunities for community pharmacy practices for the benefit of patients.

Our Way Forward

To identify opportunities within the new health and social care structures to create new service and funding opportunities for community pharmacy practices, utilising the Pharmacy Contractual framework. We focus our activity to achieve:

  • effective participation in local commissioning;
  • effective representation with stakeholders;
  • effective engagement with and support for community pharmacies and community pharmacists..

The following update report submitted by Deborah Crockford, Chief Officer, CPSC to the Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel demonstrates the breadth of current activity as well as opportunities for community pharmacy to be involved in going forward:

The CPSC can be contacted through the office at:

Sentinel House
Harvest Crescent
Fleet, Hampshire
GU51 2UZ

Tel: 01252 423778
Fax: 08716 613991
email: office@cpsc.org.uk