Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

New Service – The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

Did you know……

“Community Pharmacists are experts in medicines and managing minor illnesses”.

Patients suffering from a minor illness are able to be referred to a Pharmacy of their choice for medical advice or obtain over the counter medication.

Common minor illnesses that the Pharmacist will be able to support you with……

  • Acne, Spots and Pimples
  • Eyelid Problems
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Hair loss
  • Skin, Rash
  • Ankle or Foot Pain or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Hearing Problems or Blocked Ear
  • Sore Throat
  • Bites or Stings, Insect or Spider
  • Hip, Thigh or Buttock Pain or Swelling Itch
  • Tiredness
  • Blisters
  • Knee or Lower Leg Pain
  • Toe Pain or Swelling
  • Constipation
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Cough Cold and ‘Flu
  • Lower Limb Pain or Swelling
  • Vaginal Itch or Soreness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Vomiting
  • Ear Discharge or Ear Wax Earache
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Wound Problems – management of dressings
  • Eye, Red or Irritable
  • Rectal Pain
  • Wrist, Hand or Finger Pain or Swelling
  • Eye, Sticky or Watery
  • Scabies

By using this service, access for patients with minor illnesses will be improved. GP’s can therefore have more appointments available for patients with more complex medical conditions.

Your GP surgery will be able to refer you if suffering from a minor illness to the Pharmacist via this service. A trained member of staff would complete the onward referral from the surgery to the Pharmacy electronically. You will be contacted on the same day by the Pharmacist via a telephone call.

For more information or to be booked in, please speak to your local Pharmacist or our Reception team.