CPCS is the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service which has been running as an Advanced Service in community pharmacies since October 2019.
The service connects patients who have a minor illness or need an urgent supply of medication with a community pharmacy. Only specific conditions suitable for referral within symptom groups. Our local pharmacists are now able to prescribe medications, like antibiotics, for some conditions such as; skin, urine and respiratory infections.
The pharmacist has a private consultation with the patient, via telephone initially, and follows a structured approach to respond to symptoms.