The RSG commissioned a series of animations summarising its report and proposals, and outlining why it’s important that contractors exercise their right to vote.

On-demand briefing

To aid contractors’ understanding of the proposals, the RSG held several contractor briefing events during the pre-vote period. You can watch a recording of a national event which took place on 4th May 2022.

What do contractors think?

Watch, listen to or read what a selection of community pharmacy contractors think of the RSG’s proposals.

Your questions answered

Answers to questions submitted to the RSG by contractors have been addressed in a range of formats to make them as accessible as possible.

Reminder: Last chance to sign up for Focus Groups

The Review Steering Group is holding a second round of online focus groups, this time discussing representation and structure. A successful session was held last Thursday with the final two happening this Wednesday and Friday. 

Now that we have defined the roles of local and national representation, we are starting to explore what wider structure and governance is needed to ensure the local and national organisations are set up to deliver the best possible services to contractors. We’ll be considering how they interact with other bodies and how contractors’ views should feed into them. 

At the focus groups the RSG will also be able to offer updates on the contractor voting process and on some of the analysis we have been doing around the wider NHS landscape and how that is relevant to contractor representation and support. 

Contractors, LPCs, PSNC Members and contractor trade body representatives are being invited to attend one of the two remaining focus groups scheduled in October, taking place over Zoom: 

Remaining dates

20th October, 19.30 – 20.30

22nd October, 13.00 – 14.00 

To register your attendance at the focus groups, please click here.

If you cannot attend

It is important that we hear from as many contractors as possible and we hope that having daytime and evening sessions makes these events more accessible for everyone. However, if you can’t attend any of these meetings, there is still an opportunity to submit feedback online.

Those contractors unable to attend one of the focus groups are encouraged to read these slides and share their views via before Sunday 31 October.