Services Database Pharmacy First Extended Care Pilot (Across the Shropshire & Staffordshire Areas – 3 LPCs involved)

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Please note this service is commissioned across the NHS England North Midlands Staffordshire and Shropshire (NHSE S&S) Area. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same extended care pilot in their areas:

  • North Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent LPC;
  • Shropshire LPC; and
  • South Staffordshire LPC

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

The Pharmacy First Extended Care Pilot for ENT & Eye aims to provide eligible patients who are registered with a GP practice contracted to NHSE S&S with access to medication via Community Pharmacy for the treatment of ear, nose, throat (ENT) conditions and for acute bacterial conjunctivitis not suitable for treatment under the Pharmacy First Common Ailments Service.

The overall aim of the scheme is to ensure that patients can access self-care advice for the treatment of ENT and Eye, where appropriate, can be supplied antibiotics or other appropriate treatments as the pharmacist see fit at NHS expense to treat their condition. This provides an alternative location from which patients can seek advice and treatment, rather than seeking treatment via  a prescription from their GP or out of hours (OOH) provider, walk in centre or accident and emergency.

All recording of service provisions will be via  PharmOutcomes.

Location of service

North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Ear, nose & throat

Other organisations involved


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The pharmacist will need to complete and sign the DoC SelfAssessment Framework for Minor Ailments. (Pharmacy First Extended Care Pilot service is a Level 2 Minor Ailments Service involving supply of POM medication under a PGD).