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Community Pharmacy NHS Contractual Breach Concerns

Locum and other pharmacists are increasingly asking PDA how to raise concerns about occasions where despite locum pharmacist cover being readily available, community pharmacy contractors are closing pharmacies, potentially in breach of their NHS contractual terms and creating difficulties for patients.

Fri 27th November 2020 The PDA

As volumes of these enquiries have increased significantly in England during the pandemic period, we have created the form below to assist members with the reports they want to make to the NHS.

This form can be completed and emailed to the relevant NHS England & Improvement pharmacy contract team.

For breaches in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland the same process can be followed with reports made to the relevant Health Board

Download the form here.


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