A number of pharmacies have reported being “surprised” at some of the CPCS cases referred to them by NHS 111 call handlers.
Pharmacies in England received over 17,000 referrals through the consultation service during the first two weeks.
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.
“It is to us as a sector” to discuss issues like consolidation and the Pharmacy Access Scheme, he argued.
NHSE wants as many contractors as possible signed up to the service by October 29.
The monthly ‘transitional payments’ are being made to help community pharmacies prepare for a more services-based role.
Over 1,000 pharmacies have signed up to deliver the CPCS since registration began on September 2, the pharmacy minister said.
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