The next time you contact us, instead of being offered a consultation with a doctor, you may be offered a same-day appointment through the new CPCS scheme – the Community Pharmacy Consultation Scheme – which will entail an appointment at a community pharmacy of your choice.
Around 40 minor condition can be seen and treated by community pharmacists – from insect bites to back aches and strains – offering you a new and convenient appointment option.
And with evidence showing that 90% of patients seen by the CPCS scheme require no doctor input it is a successful way to fast treatment. However, if you are unfortunate enough to be in the other 10%, there are systems in place within the scheme to make sure that referrals back to the doctor happen in a timely manner.
If you are offered an appointment through the CPCS scheme, please give it a go – it will save you time, and also frees up the doctor to see others.