GP-CPCS (Community Pharmacist Consultation Service)
From 1st November 2020, the CPCS was extended across England to include referrals from general practices as well as from NHS 111.
GPs can refer patients to community pharmacies to receive a CPCS consultation for minor illness (unlike NHS 111, GPs cannot refer patients for an urgent supply of a medicine or appliance).
NHSE Midlands have been working with LPC’s to roll out the GP-CPCS service and there are a few pharmacies and surgeries / PCN’s ready to go live after Easter.
Pharmacies who are signed up to CPCS are automatically required to do the gp referrals too.
Engagement with local surgeries is key to the development of this service and so if you and your surgery would like to implement this service then contact your PCN lead or the LPC for more information.
Areas currently working through implementation are: Nottingham City – BACHS, Nottingham City – Radford and Mary Potter, Rushcliffe PCN and we are also talking with Nottingham City ICP.
|Expressions of interest||PCN in discussion||PCN live|
|Mansfield North||Nottingham City (whole)||BACHS – 19/04/21|
|Arrow Health||Radford & Mary Potter|
Resources for Pharmacy Teams
Below are some of the video resources that briefly explain the service and the benefits for pharmacy teams, GPs, and patients.
- Overview of the courses available to pharmacy teams
- Video about how patients benefit from the service
- Benefits to pharmacies
- How GPs can benefit from the service