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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

Service Information
Greater Manchester MEC Service Information

(Bury, Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside)

Greater Manchester Minor Ailments Scheme
  • Visit our main GM Minor Ailments Scheme page for more information relating to the service, useful documents and patient eligibility criteria for each locality.