NHS Smoking Cessation Advanced Service (England)

Resources relating to the Smoking Cessation Advanced Service to support pharmacy contractors in providing the service

NPA advice and support Monthly Roundup (Previously End of month update)

Summary of monthly updates, resources, claiming payments and deadline reminders, patient safety updates under one hub

Drug alert, medicines recalls and company-led drug alerts and recalls

Drug alerts, medicines recalls and company-led drug alerts and recalls

Incident Reporting (MSO)

The NPA is the Medication Safety Officer for all independent community pharmacies in England with fewer than 50 branches. The Medication Safety Service is being piloted for Scottish members.

Flu service (NHS and Private)

Resources and support for providing the NHS/private influenza vaccination service.

Providing pharmacy services at a distance via the internet

Resources and support for pharmacy contractors to supply medicines and delivering services at a distance safely and effectively, in line with the GPhC’s updated guidance

Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme (PEPS)

With the contract between NHSBSA and Taulia Inc ending on 30 June 2021, DHSC ended PEPS. PSNC and DHSC have agreed on earlier advance payments for all pharmacy contractors, even if not historically signed up to PEPS.

Tackling Weight Management and Obesity in Community Pharmacy

Support your patients to reach a healthy weight

Hypertension Hub

This page provides links to resources relating to the Hypertension Case-Finding Advanced Service to support pharmacy contractors in providing the service.


Launched on 29 October 2019, the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) is an NHS Advanced Service introduced for provision in community pharmacies in England.

Discharge Medicines Service (DMS)

The NPA has developed resources to support pharmacy contractors provide the DMS service including an overview, action plan/checklist and template Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Red Flag Factsheets

The NPA has developed the following red flag factsheets to support pharmacy teams.

Independent Prescribing Hub

This page will provide you with direct links to key websites to support pharmacy contractors and independent prescribers.

Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2021/22

Resources and support for pharmacy contractors to achieve the requirements of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) and claim payments on PQS

New Medicine Service (NMS)

The NPA has developed the following resources to support pharmacy contractors provide the NMS.

Essential SOPs

Our template Essential SOPs provide a clearly defined pathway for pharmacy teams, ensuring the safe and effective running of the pharmacies of our members.

Pharmacy support

Here, you will find information on patient safety, GPhC inspection, IRIS, Travel health and SOPs

Community Pharmacy Operational Support Pack (Ops pack)

The NPA Ops pack has been developed by the NPA Pharmacy team to help meet the needs of independent community pharmacists throughout the UK.

Business support

A range of business solutions and advice to support you promote and grow your business.

Travel health

Information on malaria prophylaxis and vaccination requirements.

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

Interested in expanding the services you offer privately? We offer a range of private PGDs to help you tailor your services locally.

NHS services

A wealth of information to support you implement and deliver Advanced and NHS services. Also find information on the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

Looking for product or manufacturer information?

Use our online information database IRIS.

Looking for a resource?

Visit Information and Guidance. All resources, including SOPs and templates that we produce in one place.

Pharmacy vacancies

Looking for a pharmacy vacancy or need to recruit a new member of staff? Use our free recruitment service.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

All the information you need to comply with the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.