For 2012/13 the Contract Workbook module has been comprehensively updated, to take account of all the changes in the NHS community pharmacy contractual framework’s (CPCF) terms of service which became effective as of 1 July 2012.
The module allows a pharmacy to voluntarily check through each element of the CPCF’s terms of service and where necessary record details that might be requested during a PCT monitoring visit. The module corresponds with the updated Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) published last week; the majority of the updating of this set of documents was undertaken by Steve Lutener (PSNC) in association with NHS Primary Care Commissioning.
When a section of the module is finalised by a pharmacy, a corresponding completed CPAF self-assessment will be generated. This can be saved by the pharmacy for printing.
Our region already uses their own self assessment forms for Contract monitoring however the Pharmabase self assessments can be used to support and evidence the local arrangements.
The PharmaBase section of the PSNC website (Link Below) includes an updated guide to the Contract Workbook module and the July edition of PharmaBase Update, published in this month’s Community Pharmacy News (CPN) also explains how to use the module.
Click here to for the Pharmabase page on the PSNC website