Advanced Services

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

The Advanced services are listed as follows:

  • New Medicines Service (NMS)
  • NHS Flu Vaccination Service
  • Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) 
  • Hypertension Case Finding Service
  • Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service
  • COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service (also known as: ‘Pharmacy Collect’)
  • Stoma Appliance Customisation (SAC)
  • Appliance Use Review (AUR)

Decommissioned services:

  • Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service During the COVID-19 outbreak ... commissioned during emergency pandemic only, defined as 9th April 2020 to 31st July 2020, 5th November 2020 to 2nd December 2020 and 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 from 31st March 2021
  • NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) ... decommissioned from 28th October 2019

If providing these services, then the Directions as set out by the Secretary of State must be met. Additional training or continuing professional development may be required (service dependent) and a professional self-declaration as well as evidence of having acquired the necessary competence may have to be provided to NHS England.

Service Details


For further detail, please refer to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) web site. http://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/advanced-services/