Advanced Services

Links to additional ‘Advanced Services’ information pages are shown in the dropdown menu on the left hand side of this page.

Please click each sub-section to view all available content as required and appropriate.

The second tier of the NHS contractual services (CPCF) are the Advanced Services. There are currently seven such services that a community pharmacy may choose to provide

Advanced Service are not mandatory; unlike the Essential Services, although most pharmacies will provide at least two of the services available.

Community pharmacies can choose to provide any of these services as long as they meet the requirements set out in the Secretary of State Directions.

The table below links to all the national resources, guidance & service specifications from the PSNC website.

We advise that you maximise the uptake and delivery of your NMS and flu service to ensure we can retain the commissioned service for the future and also to maximise your income.

National Service National Resources , Guidance and Service Specifications
New Medicines Service (NMS)
Flu Vaccination Service

Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS)
Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service
COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service (or ‘Pharmacy Collect’)

…commissioned initially only until 30th June 2021 after which the service specification will be reviewed and updated as necessary.

Stoma Appliance Customisation (SAC)
Appliance Use Review (AUR)
Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service During the COVID-19 outbreak

…commissioned during emergency pandemic only, initially defined as 9th April 2020 to 1st July 2020 then recommissioned 21st December 2020 to 31st March 2021*.

* The service is currently only ACTIVE for people notified of the need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace in all areas of England from 1st April 2021 onwards.

Medicines Use Review (MUR)… decommissioned 2021
NHS Urgent Medicines Supply Service (NUMSAS)… decommissioned 2019