Approach & Timeline



End of November 2019

  • Professor Wright and his team were appointed

December 2019

  • Steering Committee selection and formation – agree structure and process for review
  • An introductory webinar to launch the review process is held for LPCs

January 2020

  • Focus Groups for LPCs and Contractors – to develop national survey tools and ensure the review team are asking the right questions
  • Interviews with innovators, influencers and relevant external groups
  • PSNC interviews

February 2020

  • Professor Wright and his team carry out a LPC survey and national contractor survey seeking views on the structures, processes and roles of LPCs and PSNC

March 2020

  • Report writing and recommendations

June 2020

July 2020

  • PSNC holds a virtual meeting for LPCs to question Professor Wright and discuss a plan for next steps in response to the recommendations

August 2020

November 2020

  • Review Steering Group (RSG) established to look at the report recommendations from the perspectives of feasibility of delivery, cost, benefits to contractors and timelines and to come up with proposed plans for contractors to decide upon
  • The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIM), the Company Chemists Association (CCA) and the NPA and PSNC Regional Representatives appointed their representatives to the RSG

17th December 2020

  • First meeting of the Review Steering Group

January 2021

  • Workshop to be held to allow the RSG to further refine the scope of the work programme and look in detail at the recommendations of the independent review