Pharmacy First Service Preparation

Claim initial £2,000 fixed payment

Pharmacies who intend to provide the Pharmacy First service next year are now able to claim their initial £2,000 fixed payment.

Pharmacies who want to provide the Pharmacy First service (including those already providing the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)) must declare that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First service (NHS Referrals for Minor Illness, Urgent Medicine Supply and the Clinical Pathway Consultations) on MYS.

The deadline for making this declaration is 11.59pm on 31st January 2024.

Pharmacy owners who register by 11.59pm on 31st December 2023 will receive the payment on 1st February 2024.

Those who register after this date but before 11.59pm on 31st January 2024, will receive the payment on 1st March 2024 instead.

Pharmacy owners who do not register by 11.59pm on 31st January 2024, will still be able to sign up for the Pharmacy First service after this date, but will not be entitled to the £2,000 initial fixed payment.