CPCS IT: change to funding and procurement

Currently, a national procurement model is in place to support community pharmacy contractors with the delivery of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). This was due to terminate on 1st October, but the national procurement model is extended to the end of March 2022, providing contractors additional time to complete the transition to their own CPCS IT systems.

Contractors are recommended to start considering which supplier they want to choose well in advance. From the autumn, contractors will be able to transition to their own contractual arrangements with one of the four assured IT providers:

An NHS buyer’s guide will be made available to support pharmacy contractors making choices about the right IT solution for them. The guide will recommend that any contracting decision is made well in advance.

Further information

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) IT support







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