Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS)

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.

The CPCS takes referrals to community pharmacy from NHS 111, but there are plans for referrals to be taken from other parts of the NHS in time. The CPCS aims to 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.

The CPCS provides the opportunity for community pharmacy to play a bigger role than ever within the urgent care system.

Further information can be found here

YH NHSE-Pharmacy-Guidance for CPCS Urgent Medicines 111 Online referrals


CPCS – PharmOutcomes Briefings:






All resources for GP-CPCS delivery can be found here:


Local Resources:

Flyer to promote service to practices: GP-CPCS Flyer Community Pharmacy Sheffield

GP Practices Live with GP-CPCS in Sheffield:


Jaunty Springs


Clover Group Darnall PCC

Go live dates agreed: Clover Heeley Green and Buchanan Road – 24th May 2021

GP-CPCS Implementation Update May 2021 Final

If  you require information about the local processes agreed with these practices please get in touch with Claire Thomas:

Expansion of NHS11 Referrals – January 2022:  Comms to CPs_NHS CPCS – expansion FINAL