CPCS (Community Pharmacist Consultation Service)


The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) launched on 29th October 2019 as an Advanced Service.

The service, which replaced the NUMSAS and DMIRS pilots, connects patients who have a minor illness or need an urgent supply of a medicine with a community pharmacy


NHS Service Finder

NHS Service Finder is a free online search tool which allows healthcare professionals to search for service information quickly. It includes maps and directions to the services, plus the ability to email service information directly to your patient.

This tool will be highly useful for involvement with CPCS.

For more information please click here


CPCS Service Delivery Resources

Service Specification

CPCS Pharmacy Toolkit

Template Standard Operating Procedure 

Pharmacist Self-assessment Framework

Patient Flow Diagrams

CPCS Urgent Supply Top Tips

Locum checklist

PSNC News Article – Controlled Drugs


CPCS Patient and Clinical Resources

Self Care Toolkit Interactive

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Self-care Forum Patient Factsheets

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