CPCS update: When is it complete?, IT & procurement, Implementation
CPCS News and Features:
CPCS – when is it complete?
Contractors commonly ask PSNC’s Services Team when a Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) referral can be considered as complete and so eligible to be claimed for at the end of the month. PSNC has now produced a guide to help contractors decide when a CPCS referral is complete.
Changes to CPCS IT and procurement
The national procurement model currently in place to support community pharmacy contractors to deliver the CPCS has been extended to the end of March 2022. From this date, contractors providing the CPCS will be required to procure their own CPCS IT system from one of the assured providers, so contractors are encouraged to make the most of this additional time to choose their supplier.
Implementing the GP CPCS
The CPCS was extended to include referrals from general practices in November 2020 and Clark’s Chemist in Barnsley is one of the many pharmacies now receiving a significant number of minor illness referrals from general practices every week.