The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) offers patients same day minor illness consultations with a community pharmacist. Working in conjunction with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Medical Association (BMA) the service was developed to allow practice teams to refer low acuity patients for convenient, same-day consultations with clinical advice and, where indicated, the purchase of any over-the-counter medicine the patient may need.
This new scheme has been put in place to ensure the best quality care for NHS patients as quickly as possible. Due to this, a receptionist may ask you a number of questions to see if you are eligible for referral. For more information, take a look at the information poster linked below!