CPCS – Resources for LPCs

Published on: 30th October 2020 | Updated on: 14th December 2023

LPCs had a very important role to play in supporting the initial implementation of CPCS in their area and with the introduction of the GP referral pathway into the service in November 2020, there is a further critically important implementation support role for them to play.

Resources to support the implementation of the GP referral pathway

Community Pharmacy England is working with LPCs and NHS England to develop a range of resources to support the implementation of the GP referral pathway.

NHS England have published a toolkit to support Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and general practices to implement the referral pathway.

NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service toolkit for GP PCN staff

The following key points on the referral pathway may be of use in any initial discussions with PCN Clinical Directors or general practices:

Communications lines which can be used with PCNs and general practices

Archive resources from the initial implementation of CPCS

Potential roles for LPCs in supporting the implementation of the CPCS
A list of potential roles that LPCs could take to support implementation has been developed by Community Pharmacy England, with input from members of the Urgent Care Delivery and Implementation Group.

Information for locum pharmacists for use in LPC comms

Community Pharmacy England Briefing 058/19: NHS CPCS – Early learnings and tips for LPCs

Community Pharmacy England template presentation on the CPCS (PowerPoint) (last updated 18/9/19)
Many LPCs organised local events focused on the CPCS for pharmacy contractors and their teams when the service was first launched. This template presentation can be modified as appropriate and used in such events.

Return to the CPCS hub page

For more information on this topic please email services.team@cpe.org.uk

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