Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS)
The new Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) which replaces the current NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) as well as local pilots of the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) will launch in October 2019.
If you haven’t already you might want to familiarise yourself with the changes and the initial transitional payment available to contactors who are ready to provide the service.
Funding for the CPCS will include an initial Transitional payment for contractors. Those contractors who are ready to provide the service from 1st December 2019 can claim £900, and those who are ready by 15th January 2020 can claim £600. A £14 fee is claimable for any CPSC consultation provided. All referrals for the service will initially come through NHS111 although direct referrals through the Pharmoutcomes platform is being looked at.
Read more about CPCS in the PSNC briefing below, a Virtual Outcomes course is also available: