RSG proposals now published and upcoming briefing events

The Pharmacy Review Steering Group (RSG) proposals on the future of the representation and support provided by PSNC and LPCs have now been published on the RSG website. The RSG has been working to solve the issues identified by David Wright’s Independent Review into community pharmacy contractor representation and support and publication of the proposals follows a year of extensive listening, exploratory work, analysis, and discussion within the sector.

Contractors now have four weeks to read the proposals, after which you will be asked to vote to either accept or reject them in full. A three-week voting period will begin in the w/c 23rd May, during which contractors can cast their vote using a secure and trusted online voting system.

To help contractors to understand the proposals the RSG plans to hold several national and regional briefing events during the pre-vote period in May. Information about these events is available on the RSG website

We strongly encourage all contractors within North Staffs to attend one of the briefing events/the regional event on  to learn more about the proposals and to ask any questions you may have see date below or click here

May Contractor Briefing Events on the RSG proposals

To aid contractors understanding of the RSG proposals and to ensure they make an informed decision when voting, the RSG plans to hold several contractor briefing events during the pre-vote period in May, including two national contractor briefing events and seven regional briefing events, one per NHS region. These events will be an opportunity for contractors to hear directly from RSG members about the proposals and to ask them questions.

Information about these events is available below:

National briefing events

National Contractor Briefing Event: Tuesday 3rd May, 7-8pm
National Contractor Briefing Event: Wednesday 4th May, 12-1pm
Timing of third event, later in May/June, tbc.

Regional briefing events

South East Regional Contractor Briefing Event: Wednesday 4th May, 7-8pm
London Contractor Briefing Event: Thursday 5th May, 7-8pm
Midland Contractor Briefing Event: Monday 9th May, 7-8pm
South West Regional Contractor Briefing Event: Monday 9th May, 8-9pm
North East and Yorkshire Contractor Briefing Event: Tuesday 10th May, 7-8pm
North West Contractor Briefing Event: Monday 16th May, 7-8pm
East of England Contractor Briefing Event: Monday 16th May, 8-9pm