The Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) programme of work started in 2016/17. From the PHIF, funding for schemes to support pharmacists working in general practitioner surgeries was £0 in 2016/17 with £5 million allocated in both 2017/18 and 2018/19. In 2016/17, £210,000 was allocated to schemes to support community pharmacies to become better integrated with the National Health Service, with a further estimated spend of £2,140,000 in 2017/18 and £2.5 million allocated for 2018/19. These figures do not however include funding for a wide range of Health Education England training schemes, including for community pharmacy staff which is additional.
In 2016/17, £1,784,000 and an estimated £21,799,630 in 2017/18 was appropriated from the PhIF to support other parts of the NHS.