GP referrals to the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

GPs are able to make patient referrals to community pharmacies under the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) for minor illnesses.

All GP surgeries are encouraged to use this service to ensure patients are able to access the right care, in the right place, with the right person, at the right time. The service aims to reduce the pressure on general practices and A&E departments whilst also offering increased convenience and choice for patients. This resource aims to address some of the common myths surrounding the GP referral pathway to CPCS.