The Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) is a service that offers a consultation (either via phone or face to face) with a local pharmacist. The consultation would be within 24 hours of us referring you and so is the fastest way for you to get care.
This is not the same as just popping into the pharmacy and will involve a full consultation as you would expect at the practice. If the pharmacist feels that the issue needs to be addressed by a GP they will organise that with us. The pharmacist will not be able to do any prescriptions for you but may suggest over the counter items which might help. These sort of items are not usually prescribed on the NHS.
We will refer you to to your nominated chemist or if you don’t have a nominated chemist one of the other local pharmacies unless you say you don’t want us to refer you. If you have a preferred pharmacy please let us know and we can refer you there.
What CPCS can help with:
Acne, Spots and Pimples Allergic Reaction Ankle or Foot: Pain or Swelling
Arm: Pain or Swelling Athlete’s Foot Bites or Stings: Insect or spider
Blisters Cold or Flu Constipation
Cough Diarrhea Ear Discharge or Ear Wax
Earache Eye: painful Eye: Red or Irritable
Eye: sticky or Watery Eye: Visual Loss or Disturbance Eyelid Problems (styes)
Failed Contraception (morning after pill) Hair Loss Head Lice
Headache Hearing Problems or Blocked Ear Hip, thigh, Buttock: Pain or Swelling
Itch Knee or Lower Leg: Pain or Swelling Limb: cold or colour change
Lower Back Pain Lower Limb Pain or Swelling Mouth ulcers
Nasal Congestion Pain and/or Frequency Passing urine Rectal Pain, Swelling, Lump or Itch
Scabies Shoulder Pain Skin, Rash
Sleep Difficulties Sore Throat and Hoarse Voice Tattoos, Birthmarks or Moles
Tiredness (fatigue) Toe Pain or Swelling Vomiting
Wound problems Wrist, Hand or Finger Pain or Swelling