Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) Emergency Supply

The Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) was introduced in the CPCF 2019-24 document and part of this advanced pharmacy service involves the emergency supply of prescription medicines.

NHS 111 refer patients to Pharmacies to receive an emergency supply of medication if appropriate.

This CPCS service supersedes the NUMSAS service which ran in Staffordshire and Shropshire from 4th December 2017.

For more information please see the CPCS page on this website.

Local Update

At this time the local emergency supply will continue, any changes to this will be notified to contractors vie NHSE&I.

All referrals for emergency supply via NHS111 will be into the national service.

If the patient accesses an emergency supply by any route other than via NHS111 then you may supply medication using the local scheme.

If you have any queries, please contact NHSE at