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GP CPCS – Warwickshire Pilot

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The purpose of the General Practice Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP CPCS) is to reduce the burden on General Practice by referring patients requiring advice and treatment for certain low acuity conditions from a GP practice to a community pharmacist. Its aim is to ensure that patients have access to the same levels of care, close to home and with a self-care emphasis.

This page is for the Warwickshire GP CPCS Pilot, involving the following PCNs: Rural, North, Stratford Surrounds and Leamington North.

Additional support and commonly asked questions.

  • What’s the time period of the pilot service?
  • What’s the eligibility criteria for this service?
  • How can I sign up for this service?
  • How much will the pharmacy get paid for providing this service?
  • Rural PCN & North PCN
  • Stratford Surrounds PCN
  • Leamington North PCN
  • Clinical Assessment Training by ECG – 05.09.19 photos & video
What’s the time period of the pilot service?

The agreement and service delivery will cover the period from 1 st September 2019 to 31st March 2020.

In the event that the service is extended, it will be assumed that pharmacy contractors are continuing to provide GP CPCS unless they opt-out by following the process detailed in the run-up to the extension. This does not prevent pharmacists from terminating earlier, as set out in Section 4 of the SLA.

What’s the eligibility criteria for this service?

Only pharmacies in the following Primary Care Network areas are eligible to provide this pilot service:  Warwickshire North, Warwickshire Rural, Stratford Surrounds and Leamington North PCNs.

Service providers will need to satisfy the following to demonstrate ability to take part in GP CPCS:
– The pharmacy is satisfactorily complying with its obligations under Schedule 4 to the Pharmaceutical Services Regulations in respect of the provision of essential services and an acceptable system of clinical governance; and have signed up for GP CPCS service delivery.
– Availability of a consultation room in which to provide the service that meets the requirements set out in Schedule 1, Section 10.1 on page 10 of the service specification.

How can I sign up for this service?

Service Sign-up – Pharmacy contractors

Registration is via the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website:

How much will the pharmacy get paid for providing this service?

Remuneration will be made to the pharmacy at £14.00 per consultation, for delivery of the service and participating in the evaluation.

Payments for GP CPCS will be made based on the information recorded on
the CPCS IT System that will be transferred to the NHS England pharmacy
contract team. Pharmacies may be required to undertake an audit for postpayment verification.

Payment will be made to pharmacies on a monthly basis within two months of end of month by NHS England via the NHSBSA. Any payment queries not resolved with NHSBSA will need to be referred to the NHS England commissioning team and will be dealt with in a timely manner.

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