Commissioning model & contract management
CHL and the LPCs have worked with pharmacy commissioners at Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership to develop a viable model for enhancing the local commissioning of pharmacy services to benefit patients, pharmacies and commissioners.
Barriers to current commissioning models lead to patchy service provision across GM, varying models of data collection and pharmacy invoicing and payments and there are significant resource requirements for commissioners to manage such contracts, which has ultimately led to service decommissioning in some areas. Accreditation and training requirements also vary widely which means that locum/relief staff may not be able to deliver a service in one part of Greater Manchester that they can deliver in another.
What we achieved in 2018/19
Problems with the current commissioning model:
How our commissioning model solves them: