Central Health is now accepting applications for membership!

Central Health is now accepting applications for membership!

September 5, 2017

In July this year Central Health Solutions Limited was established as a pharmacy provider company to work on the behalf of pharmacy contractors in our local area and to enable it to enter into contracts with commissioners and then sub-contract to pharmacy members as appropriate.

LPCs are restricted from holding and administering contracts for the provision of services however earlier this year your local LPC recognised the importance of establishing a pharmacy provider company to satisfy a commissioner’s preference for a single entity when procuring services. Since then your LPC has been working to develop a corporate structure that is open to all contractors.  By creating a limited company with 5 Directors running the day-to-day operation of the provider company the chosen structure flexible and inclusive as it allows the multiples to join without having to be shareholders.

Having pharmacy services provided through Central Health offers a number of advantages for commissioners as they would have just one contract to manage. For contractors the key benefit is it ensure that all pharmacies, irrespective of size, are be able to compete and tender for services alongside other qualified providers.

pharmacy provider company provides independent and multiple pharmacies with an effective route in which to tender for services and adapt to the growing use of electronic tendering platforms used by local authorities and CCGs. Community pharmacy must protect itself and a pharmacy provider company does offer some extra security for members.

As we prepare to launch our membership drive Len Dalton, Central Health Director, said “We aim to provide our members across Staffordshire, Shropshire, The West Midlands, Coventry, Warwickshire, and down to Hereford and Worcestershire with extra income as new contract opportunities emerge”. If a bid from a pharmacy provider company is accepted, the company will then sub-contract the service to relevant pharmacy members (who may or may not be shareholders) to deliver. The company is accountable to the commissioner and provides support, such as training, to the sub contractors to ensure the service is delivered to the required specification.

Director Michelle Dyoss urges contractors to join. “Membership of Central Health is open to all contractors in 12 LPC areas. By joining you will have the opportunity of determining how Central Health operates and we want to ensure we have your support in making this a key milestone in developing further local enhanced services”.

Please download the membership pack below. 


To apply to join visit our website at https://www.1centralhealth.co.uk/members then complete the application form.

If you have any questions Central Health can be contacted on T: 07792 627336, enquiries@1centralhealth.co.uk, www.1centralhealth.co.uk, Twitter @1centralhealth, Facebook @1centralhealth.

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