Myth-busting: GP referrals to the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) (England)

6th September 2021

From 1 November 2020, GPs have been 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. This will help to improve understanding of this service including the benefits to patients and general practices.


Visit our CPCS hub for more details on the service.