GP – Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP-CPCS)

What is the CPCS?

This is a national advanced service commissioned by NHS England. The CPCS enables practice staff / care navigators or NHS 111 call advisors to make a digital referral to a pharmacy where the patient will receive advice and treatment for a range of minor illnesses.

A toolkit for practices and PCNs is available here NHS England » NHS community pharmacist consultation service toolkit for GP PCN staff

Further CPCS Information

The CPCS Advanced Service Specification can be found here NHS England » Advanced Service Specification – NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

Further support & resources available including demonstration videos:

Doncaster LPC website: GP-CPCS Resources – Doncaster LPC (

PCC website:

Future NHS: