The RSG is continuing to develop options for community pharmacy representation and support and this autumn will be holding a second round of online focus groups, this time discussing representation and structure.
The RSG wants to hear from contractors and others in the sector about how they think local and national representation organisations should be set up to deliver the best possible services for community pharmacy contractors, and how they should work with the wider sector.
This engagement follows on from a successful series of focus groups in the summer where representatives across the sector came together to give their views on what the roles of local and national representative organisations should be. Key takeouts from those sessions can be found here.
Now that we have defined the roles, this next set of focus groups will start 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.
Sign up to the RSG autumn focus groups
Contractors, LPCs, PSNC Members and contractor trade body representatives are being invited to attend one of three focus groups scheduled in October, taking place over Zoom:
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, the slides will be shared afterward with the opportunity to submit feedback online.
If you have any questions regarding these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org