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Community pharmacy services

Pharmacy services fall into three categories, which are commissioned differently. The NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework sets out the arrangements and criteria.

Essential services – all contractors provide these under the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF). They are commissioned by NHS England and include general advice and dispensing of prescriptions.

Advanced Services – these are services within CPCF that pharmacies can provide if they meet the requirements set out by the Health Secretary. They are funded by NHS England.

Locally-commissioned enhanced services – these are services that may be commissioned by ICPs or local authorities, depending on local need and priorities, rather than on a national level.

NOTE: If you would like information/advice about how to get commissioned to provide an advanced or local enhanced service, contact us on 0161 228 6163 or via

Locally-commissioned services in Greater Manchester

This page will be updated regularly. It includes information both for services that run across Greater Manchester and locally-commissioned services that may vary between localities / boroughs.

A range of one-page information sheets and leaflets about various pharmacy services for patients, the public, and other healthcare professionals.You are welcome to download and use them in your work.

Greater Manchester-wide services:

The following services run across the Greater Manchester geography (unless otherwise stated). Information can be found on each service by selecting them below:

Service Information
Tier 2 Weight Management Services in GM


  • In order to assist contractors GMLPC has collated information regarding the arrangements in place for local weight management programmes across Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester MEC Service Information

(Bury, Central Manchester, Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop Only)

Greater Manchester Minor Ailments Scheme – Bury, Wigan, Tameside, Rochdale, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford and Stockport only

There is currently no scheme in Oldham and Bolton

  • Visit our main GM Minor Ailments Scheme page for more information relating to the service, useful documents and patient eligibility criteria for each locality.
Improving Inhaler Technique Through Pharmacy

Inhaler Technique Guidance for ContractorsTrudell Medical UK Limited, in partnership with a number of the UK’s leading respiratory Consultant Nurses, Pharmacists and Physicians have developed guidance documents and resources to facilitate instruction of correct inhaler technique.

Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Framework