Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF)


The Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework was developed by NHS Primary Care Commissioning as a toolkit to assist Primary Care Trusts in assessing compliance and quality under the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF)

The LPC recommend that contractors familiarise themselves with the PSNC’s advice page on contract monitoring and CPAF.

Should a pharmacy contractor have any queries or question regarding the monitoring process, or require advice and support around a monitoring visits, the LPC is available for support, just contact us.

The LPC support the use of the Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) by NHS England and recommend that contractors complete the CPAF module on PharmOutcomes, we have produced a guide to support contractors in doing so.


For more information on the following please click here to visit the PSNC website:

  • Contract Monitoring
  • Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF)
  • Contract monitoring for 2017/18
  • Contract monitoring visits
  • Monitoring the use of SOPs
  • Recording advice, interventions and referrals in community pharmacies

CPAF 2017/18

Please read the following letter to pharmacies with regards to CPAF 2017/18:

20170607 CPAF Letter

For who to contact at NHS England with regarding CPAF

Please refer to the Pharmacy Contact List for NHS England, Yorkshire & Humber which can be found here