Pharmacy First Service

Advanced Service due to launch 31st January 2024

Following on from the publication of the service specification, clinical pathwaysdraft Patient Group Directions and protocol for the Pharmacy First service, and ahead of the launch of the service on 31st January 2024, CPE have produced some initial resources to support pharmacy owners and their teams to start to prepare for the service.

These checklists detail the actions pharmacy owners and pharmacists (including locums) can start to undertake to prepare to provide the Pharmacy First service.

Pharmacy specification and draft PGDs can be accessed here:

Supporting information

PharmOutcomes User Guide, download here:

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)

Clinical Knowledge Summaries are concise, accessible summaries of current evidence for primary care professionals.

The topics focus on the most common and significant presentations in primary care. They give trusted information to support safe decision-making and improve standards of patient care.