Commissioning & Services

There are three tiers of services in the NHS Pharmacy Contract:

Essential Services – services that must be normally be provided by all pharmacy contractors – such as dispensing medicines and appliances, repeat dispensing, disposal of unwanted medicines, promotion of healthy lifestyles, signposting, support for self-care and the Discharge Medicines Service (DMS)

Advanced Services –  services that require accreditation of the pharmacist providing the service and/or specific requirements to be met in regard to premises – such as Stop Smoking (SCS), CPCS, the NHS Flu Vaccination Service, and the Hypertension Case Finding Service.

Locally Commissioned Services – services commissioned locally by a number of different routes including Local Authorities, CCGs and local NHS England team.  By definition, these vary according to locality, for details select your area below:

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