GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

GP Excellence podcast

In this episode of the GP Excellence podcast we hear about the General Practice Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP CPCS) a pathway that general practices use to refer patients with minor illness or low acuity conditions to a community pharmacist.

The GP CPCS was piloted and launched in Manchester in late 2020. To find out more about it visit

Our host for this episode is Dr Joanna Bircher, GP in Stalybridge and Clinical Director, GP Excellence programme.

Her guests are Luvjit Kandula, Director of Pharmacy Transformation for Great Manchester and Local Pharmaceutical Committee, Courtney Kenworthy, Lead Administrator for Hollywood Medical Practice in Oldham and Russell Nolan, Community Pharmacist working in Oldham and out of St Chad’s.

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