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Tohidul Islam


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Posted: 10 months ago
The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) is a national Advanced Service to refer patients requiring low acuity advice, treatment and urgent repeat prescriptions to community pharmacies.

The service aims to reduce pressure on the primary and urgent care system, particularly Accident and Emergency and GP out of hours. The service will support the integration of community pharmacy into the urgent care system.

The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) will commence on 29th October 2019 and the Toolkit to support pharmacy teams to provide the service has just been published on the. https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pharmacies-gp-practices-and-appliance-contractors/dispensing-contractors-information/nhs-community.

View the CPCS ondemand videos https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/cpcs-webinar-now-on-demand/ ( will redirect to PSNC website)

CPCS toolkit for pharamcy staff https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/nhs-community-pharmacist-consultation-service-toolkit-for-pharmacy-staff/

CPCS Toolkit PDF https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/nhs-cpcs-toolkit.pdf

You will need to complete the CPPE learning pack and complete the self-assessment framework. Please follow this link to the CPPE CPCS page https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/cpcs

It is important to attend the CPPE workshop which is currently being run around the country.

NHS CPCS One-page Service Summary


Urgent Medicine Patient Flowchart


Minor illness Patient Flowchart