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

GP-CPCS RESOURCE MATERIALS:

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CPCS – PharmOutcomes Briefings:

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