Services Database GP Pharmacy Transformation

Service ID



Please note this service is commissioned across NHS England North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same service in their areas:

  • Derbyshire LPC
  • Nottinghamshire LPC

The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.

The project is a locally funded (NHS England, North Midlands) GP Pharmacy transformation project designed to maximise patients' health and wellbeing by making efficient use of the skills of both general practitioners and community pharmacists. The programme aims to develop and evaluate new models of care to test whether the quality of patient care can be improved by utilising community pharmacy independent prescribers (CPIP) in both a GP practice and/or a community pharmacy setting.

CPIPs will be part of the wider General Practice team and co-manage patients with long term conditions and urgent care needs. In one pilot site, care for patients in nursing homes is also being tested.

The patient contacts comprise mainly of the following:

  • medication reviews;
  • atrial fibrillation (AF) reviews, hypertension and initiation of anticoagulation in AF clinics;
  • DMARD reviews;
  • nursing home patient reviews;
  • renal patient reviews;
  • secondary care discharges into primary care;
  • medication queries from patients and staff;
  • urgent care requests, where the CPIP is competent to provide care; and
  • minor ailments.

Location of service

Nottinghamshire LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Joint working with GPs

Other organisations involved


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