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The new Pharmacy First Service will enable community pharmacists to complete episodes of care for patients without the need for the patient to visit their general practice. This, alongside expansions to the pharmacy blood pressure checking and contraception services, could save up to 10 million general practice team appointments a year and help patients access quicker and more convenient care.

Pharmacy First incorporates the previous Community Pharmacist Consultation service (CPCS). Patients will be able to access the new service via referrals, such as from NHS 111, General Practice and Emergency Departments or by walking into the pharmacy directly, or where appropriate, by contacting them by video consultation.

Please see attached a Clinical pathway consultations and FAQs.


Clinical pathway consultations

Pharmacy First FAQs for Patients


Date published: 27th June, 2018
Date last updated: 31st January, 2024