CPCS (NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service)

The NHS CPCS (Community Pharmacist Consultation Service) is an Advanced Service where patients are referred to a community pharmacist for a minor illness consultation or urgent medicines supply by NHS 111. The NHS CPCS commenced October 2019.  Part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework, it replaces the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Scheme (NUMSAS) as well as local pilots of the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS).  For more information on the service click here.

GP Referral Pathway (GP CPCS)

From 1st November 2020, the CPCS was extended across England to include referrals from general practices as well as from NHS 111.  GPs can refer patients to community pharmacies to receive a CPCS consultation for minor illness (unlike NHS 111, GPs cannot refer patients for an urgent supply of a medicine or appliance).  To support contractors, the LPC will be running a webinar:

To support contractors, the LPC ran a webinar about the service on 10th & 17th March, the presentation is available to download here and a recording of the webinar here.

For more information see: