The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) was launched by NHS England on the 29 October 2019, to facilitate patients having a same day appointment with their community pharmacist for minor illness or an urgent supply of a regular medicine, improving access to services and providing more convenient treatment closer to patients’ homes.
The service is helping to alleviate pressure on GP appointments and emergency departments, in addition to harnessing the skills and medicines knowledge of pharmacists. Should the patient need to be escalated or referred to an alternative service, the pharmacist can arrange this. Please note when you contact the surgery our reception staff may navigate appropriate calls to the Community Pharmacy. You can watch the link attached to gain more information on the service.