Together with our sister publications, The Pharmacist has launched a survey to hear what pharmacists think about the last five years of change in primary care.

The State of Primary Care Survey asks how the changes to the NHS — the launch of primary care networks (PCNs) in 2019 and the shift to integrated care systems (ICSs) in 2022 — have impacted primary care.

Specifically, it asks about the introduction of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS), with questions for both ARRS and GP-employed pharmacists, as well as community pharmacists.

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We want to know how ICSs, PCNs, and ARRS have impacted your work, your workload and your patients.

If you’re working in an ARRS role, what has your experience of support, training and progression been like? Do you feel that you have job security and adequate pay?

And if you’re working in community pharmacy, what do you think the impact of the ARRS scheme has been on your workforce, workload and relationships with GPs and patients?

We will also be asking what you think a new government’s priorities for the NHS should be ahead of a general election.

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The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. And if you leave your contact details, you will be entered into a prize draw for £200 of John Lewis vouchers.

The survey has been launched in collaboration with our sister titles: Healthcare Leader, Pulse PCN, Pulse, Management in Practice, Nursing in Practice, Hospital Pharmacy Europe and Hospital Healthcare Europe.

Healthcare Leader and Pulse PCN editor, Victoria Vaughan, said: ‘Primary care has seen massive changes over the last five years and this survey aims to hear from those working in this sector about the impact they have had.

‘Although integrated care boards have been up and running for nearly two years they are under intense financial pressure which impinges on opportunities to support changes in primary care. Added to that, the demise of the clinical commissioning groups has left some primary care leaders feeling the voice of this sector in the system is diminished.

‘We hope this survey provides the opportunity to have your voice heard ahead of any future changes a new government may seek to make.’

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We will not quote you by name, or by any identifiable details, without your express consent.

The results and quotes that you give us permission to share will be used in our reporting and across our healthcare media brands.

Take 10 minutes to complete the survey and enter to win £200 John Lewis vouchers.