East Area Community Pharmacy Locals – Joint Working

The East of England Partnership Strategy for Community Pharmacy has now been signed off by NHS England in partnership with Integrated Care Boards.

The 5-year rolling Strategy has been produced in collaboration with systems, Community Pharmacy Locals (Local Pharmaceutical Committees) and other key stakeholders.

Joint working is the aim of Community Pharmacy Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge & Peterborough. This occurs at all levels of operation and allows better representation of Community Pharmacy with STPs, Health Education England, NHS England and other regional and national organisations.

Increasingly, Officers from individual CPL are working differently within federated workstreams to manage workload and produce better outcomes for contractors. CPL will look at more formal federation in areas where activities can be scaled up to produce quality outcomes for contractors across a wider area, freeing up officer time to focus on ever changing priorities.

Communications is the first area where significant benefits have been achieved by closer working across CPL areas.