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The future of pharmacy services in England - integration, the developing role in public health, optimising service delivery, and learning from the COVID-19 response

TO BE PUBLISHED October 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference focuses on next steps for the integration of community pharmacy with primary care - as well as the response to COVID-19 and lessons to take forward, and progress and next steps for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework.

Overall, areas for discussion include:

  • the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework - progress, latest developments, and priorities going forward
  • pharmacy staff training and development - priorities, including in the context of their developing clinical role going forward, with new GPhC standards for pharmacist initial education and training
  • the response to COVID-19 - what can be learned and taken forward from the role played by pharmacy, looking at:
    • adapting practice and prioritising vulnerable individuals
    • delivering the COVID-19 vaccination programme
    • providing local, accessible places for people within the community
  • public health policy developments - the role of community pharmacy within primary care networks, including patient safety, improving prevention, and moving forward on integration and the plans outlined in the Health and Care Bill, as well as providing continuity of care
  • innovation - how pharmacies are evolving, and the implications for care and the workforce, the future use of digital technology, and opportunities and next steps for optimising pharmacy delivery


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from the Department of Health and Social Care; the Department for International Trade; the DWP; the Government Legal Department; the National Audit Office; and the States of Guernsey. Also due to attend are representatives from Becton Dickinson; BMICircle; Boehringer Ingelheim; Brabners; Central Bedfordshire Council; Dudley Local Pharmaceutical Committee; GlaxoSmithKline; Keele University; Kingsley Napley; KSS Academic Health Science Network; Medway Council; Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust; Newcastle University; North Hampshire Urgent Care; Pfizer; Public Health England; University of Nottingham; Viatris; Ward Hadaway; Westminster Drug Project; and Wyre Forest Health Partnership.

Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Chemist + Druggist; MGP; Pharmacy Business; Pharmacy Magazine and The Pharmacist Magazine.

Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as from stakeholders from across the health sector, NHS, pharmacies, Local Pharmacy Committees, CCGs, local authorities, the pharmaceutical industry, research and development organisations, executive agencies, regulators, the independent and third sector, patient groups, manufacturers, law firms and consultancies, academics and think tanks, together with reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles