The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) will launch on 29th October 2019 as an Advanced Service.
The service, which will replace the NUMSAS and DMIRS pilots, will connect patients who have a minor illness or need an urgent supply of a medicine with a community pharmacy.
The CPCS will take referrals to community pharmacy from NHS 111 initially, with referrals from other parts of the NHS to follow.
The CPCS will relieve pressure on the wider NHS by connecting patients with community pharmacy, which should be their first port of call and can deliver a swift, convenient and effective service to meet their needs.
CPCS Service Delivery Resources
CPCS Pharmacy Toolkit
Template Standard Operating Procedure
Pharmacist Self-assessment Framework
Patient Flow Diagrams
CPCS Urgent Supply Top Tips
PSNC News Article – Controlled Drugs
CPCS Patient and Clinical Resources
Self Care Toolkit Interactive
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Self-care Forum Patient Factsheets