The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) is seeking opinion on a toolkit that it has developed to help local services to get commissioned fairly and at the right cost.
A consultation on the minor ailments services toolkit — the first of a range of locally commissioned services the PSNC will be developing guidance for — is open until the 8 August 2017.
The toolkit contains a number of resources to help Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) get a minor ailments service signed off, including a costing guide, a business case, service specification and implementation plan.
The toolkit also includes resources to help notify local GP practices about the commissioning of a new service.
Draft documents will be available for review to ensure they are as useful as possible for commissioners and LPCs, a spokesperson for the PSNC said.
“We hope that this inclusive approach will help enhance the contents of the toolkits and raise awareness of them, resulting in increased uptake by commissioners,” he added.
Information included on the consultation page includes the likely cost of providing a minor ailments service, from setting up to staff costs.
There are also some supporting documents outlining analysis and data from existing schemes in England.
“All feedback received will be reviewed and consideration given to amending the consultation documents,” the PSNC spokesperson said.
Information on the consultation can be found at: http://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/commissioning-toolkit-programme/