Dear Colleague ,
As you are aware your Community Pharmacy PCN lead has been in contact to arrange a Zoom meeting. This meeting is to support PQS – PCN criteria and all pharmacies need to be involved.
To help, a PQS survey has been added to PharmOutcomes
Title – Contractor Survey to Support PQS 2020/21 PCN
Please try to complete this survey before attending the meeting, any queries can then be discuss.
As part of PQS your PCN lead has to feedback this information to the Clinical Director of each PCN, so it is important that all pharmacies complete the survey.
All meetings will take place via Zoom and below are meeting dates plus the relevant links.
If you are not sure which PCN you are within, Please see the PCN documents above for North and South Cumbria.

Carlisle Healthcare, Carlisle Network, Carlisle Rural, Solway and Keswick PCNs

Mark Stakim has agreed to cover all the PCNs in one meeting until other leads in place.
– 24th Nov 2020 Time 1.30-2pm
– Join Zoom Meeting

Workington PCN
– 24th Nov 2020 Time 8 -8.30pm – Lead Matt Edwards
– Join Zoom Meeting

Grange and the Lakes plus Western Dales PCNs
– 25th Nov 2020 Time 1.30-2pm
– Join Zoom Meeting

Barrow / Millom and Mid Furness PCN
Lead Nicola Burns Nicola has agreed to step in for Mid Furness until they have appointed a lead
– 26th Nov 2020 Time 1.30-2pm
– Join Zoom Meeting

Copeland PCN
– 26th Nov 2020 Time 8.00-8.30pm – Lead Charles Whitfield-Bott
– Join Zoom Meeting

Maryport and Cockermouth PCN
– 30th Nov 2020 1.30-2pm – Lead Peter Blackley
– Join Zoom Meeting

Eden PCN 
– 3rd Dec 2020  1:30- 2pm – Lead Joanne Wigston
– Join Zoom Meeting

Kendal PCN – Initial meeting completed – Lead Anothai Chareunsy

At each meeting you need to ensure one member of staff attends to achieve the PQS PCN criteria.

Draft Agenda for each meeting
– PCN Lead Introduction
– Quick Overview of PQS
– Support toolkit Virtual Outcomes

Carlisle Rural PCN lead – New Lead
Expressions of interest (EOI) has been sent to all pharmacies within this PCN with a closing date of 13th Nov 2020. We have had one pharmacist come forward – Phil Jobson from Brampton Pharmacy.
If contractors are agreeable with this, Phil can then be appointed.

Keswick and Solway PCN – New Lead
As above, we have had one pharmacist return the EOI for Keswick and Solway PCN – Mark Stakim. If contractors are agreeable with this, Mark will be appointed.

Mid Furness and Carlisle Network PCNs – Leads stepped down
We have vacancies in the above PCN areas as leads have now stepped down and attached are the Expressions of interest forms (EOI)
If you have anyone that is interested, please complete the EOI asap and return to us. I have attached the papers for anyone that are interested.

If you are not part of the PCN WhatsApp groups, please contact the us with the following information
– Your Name, Mobile Phone number and pharmacy you represent. You will then be added to the relevant WhatsApp group

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us (Community Pharmacy Cumbria) or your PCN lead.

Community Pharmacy Cumbria contact details
email – or office phone 01900 821703.


Community Pharmacy PCN Meetings

6th February

These meetings have now been scheduled and the dates are shown below.  Please book onto the relevant Community Pharmacy PCN meeting via Eventbrite

Kendal PCN Meeting
Date: to be confirmed

Workington and Copeland PCN Meeting
Date: 27/02/2020
Venue: Workington Golf Club, Nr Workington
Carlisle Healthcare, Carlisle Rural and Carlisle Network PCN Meeting
Date: 04/03/2020
Venue: The Auctioneer, Rosehill Est Carlisle
Eden PCN Meeting
Date: 05/03/2020
Venue: Stoneybeck Inn Nr Penrith
Barrow & Millom and Mid Furness PCN Meeting
Date: 19/03/2020
Venue: Barrow AFC Wilkie Rd Barrow
Keswick & Solway and Cockermouth & Maryport PCN Meeting
Date: 25/03/2020
Venue: Hundith Hill Hotel, Cockermouth
Western Dales and Grange & Lakes PCN Meeting
Date: 26/03/2020
Venue: Ambleside Parish Centre, Ambleside

PCN Community Pharmacy Representatives

16th December 2019

Over the next few months we will be working with the PCN Pharmacy Leads to engage with PCN Clinical Directors and ensure that they can provide evidence of having started the engagement process.
As a start to this process the PCN pharmacy representatives will be attending a Pharmacy PCN Leadership Development Workshop on the 15th January 2020.  Further information will be available after this date.

Details of the PCN representatives are given below:
North Cumbria Primary Care Network including pharmacy Final

South Cumbria PCN including Pharmacy representatives Final

PCN Community Pharmacy Representatives

19th Sept 2019

PCM community pharmacy representatives for all 13 areas across Cumbria have now been selected. Community Pharmacy Cumbria are in the process of contacting the elected representatives. We will ensure that this information will be made available to all contractors, as it will be needed to claim under the PCN criteria for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme.


New PCN Briefings for Pharmacy Teams and LPCs from NHSE

21 June 2019

Dear Colleague

Please see below message and attachment from NHS England comms, highlighting recent publications of two new briefings about PCNs:

NHSE & I has published these new briefings about PCNs and I’d be grateful for your support to share and cascade them as widely as possible. I’ll be tweeting them soon using #primarycarenetworks.

Primary care networks: A briefing for pharmacy teams:
A briefing aimed at pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across the NHS, including those working in community, general practice, mental health, care homes, hospitals and commissioning organisations.


Are you interested in being involved in your local PCN, if so see the read information below

PCN-letter-to-contractors July 19

PCN Community Pharmacy Representative Form – Word document. This is so the form can be completed and emailed.

Appendix A North Cumbria Primary Care Network including Pharmacy vs 2

Appendix B South Cumbria Primary Care Network including Pharmacy


Once we have representation for each of the PCN’s Community Pharmacy Cumbria will be writing to all the Clinical Directors.

We will ensure contractors are kept up to date.

Relevant Documents

More information is available on the PSNC website

The community pharmacy: A guide for general practitioners and practice staff

North Cumbria – Join Our Journey – an integrated care system for the north east and north Cumbria


How to help contractors get involved with Primary Care Networks