They describe the pilot non-dispensing scheme and reiterate that while they don’t agree with it in principle (due to timing and why not concentrate on getting repeat dispensing up and running
instead?) they are encouraging contractors to take part in order to support the PCT in this initiative.
The newsletter also describes the LPC’s lack of progress with agreeing a SLA and funding with the local DAT for supervised consumption and that the LPC has a number of concerns with the C card scheme that I now know is being run in certain parts of the PCT.
These concerns boil down to the fact that the scheme SLA requires contractors to perform a number of tasks when clients come in asking for their free condoms, but there is no remuneration attached to this work (heard this before!).