About Community Pharmacy South Central
Continuously improving the quality of care we give patients and
improving the outcomes of their treatment is the core purpose of
the new NHS commissioning system.
The latest news
Information on training events and resources available for you and your team
Service commissioned from 29th October 2019 in community pharmacies signed up and registered to be able to provide it
Updating DoS to show CPCS availability
If the pharmacy has to close, it is important you update your DoS profile to show this. Please see guidance on how to upate:
Provider Pays Model from 1st April 2022.
On the 1st of April 2022, NHS England will stop paying for the IT support required to provide the Community Pharmacy Consultation Service in a community pharmacy. At that point, community pharmacies will be able to choose the solution they feel will provide them with the right tools to manage their notifications, consultations, and claims. The cost of that solution will be paid for by the pharmacy contractor.
Animation and infographic launched by PSNC explaining how GP practices can refer into the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS):
The CPCS takes referrals to community pharmacy from NHS 111 (and NHS 111 online for requests for urgent supply), 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.
CPCS replaces the previous NUMSAS and DMIRS pilots which are now decommissioned.
CPSC has produced the following summary document for pharmacy teams to share and reference:
More detailed information is available be read on the following PSNC CPCS home page:
RPS training available: