Sir Mike Pitt
PSNC Chair’s Statement
As Chair of PSNC since 2015 it has been a great pleasure to get to know the community pharmacy sector better. The work that pharmacies do for patients and to support NHS colleagues, on a daily basis, is vital: you are absolutely key players in primary care. Yet over the past three years I have seen that it doesn’t always feel that way – the pressure on pharmacies is immense, and there are greater changes to come if the sector is to transform and play the more clinical role that it wants to.
PSNC is and will remain at the forefront of that change, and the organisation’s expertise, support for pharmacies, and renewed focus on collaborative working will undoubtedly be key assets. I would like to say a big thank you to all the PSNC Committee and staff, in particular Sue Sharpe who we have said goodbye to this year, and I hope that this report helps to explain just some of the crucial work that they are all doing to champion the sector, as I have seen first-hand.
PSNC Vice Chair and an independent community pharmacy contractor
A message from the Vice Chair
It was a privilege to be elected as Vice Chair of PSNC, an organisation which has been and will remain at the forefront of discussions on the future of our sector. Like all the other independent contractor members of PSNC, I am acutely aware of just how much pressure all pharmacy businesses and teams are under, and getting the best for you is at the heart of every decision that we make and every piece of work that we do. That will continue to be the case in what will undoubtedly be another busy year for both Committee Members and the dedicated team at PSNC.
PSNC Member and Head of Specialist Care at Well Pharmacy
View from a new Committee Member
As a newly elected member of PSNC this year I have been impressed with both the volume and the complexity of the work that goes on here, as I hope this report shows. The strength of the Committee I believe lies in our consensual nature – although all PSNC Members come from very different businesses, we try to come together to find compromises and the best solutions for everyone in the sector. Although the work is never easy, there is a real commitment to wanting to help all pharmacy businesses to be the best that they can be.