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 email@example.com.
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:
|Tier 2 Weight Management Services in GM
|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
|Improving Inhaler Technique Through Pharmacy||
Inhaler Technique Guidance for Contractors – Trudell 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|