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Out-of-hours medicines

Many pharmacies offer extended opening hours in the evenings and at weekends. Some are open until midnight or even later, even on public holidays. Find out more about out-of-hours medicines.

Palliative and end of life drugs

Palliative and end of life drugs

Palliative and end of life drugs

Medications prescribed for symptom control in palliative care can be taken to any community pharmacy for dispensing. However, community pharmacies participating in the palliative care medicines stockist scheme for Northamptonshire ICB are required at all times to keep in stock palliative care medications (supply chain permitting).

Where can I access the service? 

A full list of community pharmacies participating in the palliative care medicines stockist scheme in Northamptonshire, along with the medications that they stock, can be found in this directory document [pdf] 143KB.

Find documents relating to palliative and end of life drugs here

Extended care service

Extended care service

Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service

The Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service is a service specific to the Midlands region and is provided by authorised community pharmacies which have completed the relevant training and signed up to provide prescription-only medications (POM) under a patient group directive (PGD) for specific clinical conditions. The various clinical conditions are listed below.

Tier 1 services

  • Simple UTI service for females age 16-64 years
  • Acute bacterial conjunctivitis (ABC) service for children under 2 years

Tier 2 skin services

  • Impetigo
  • Infected eczema
  • Infected insect bites

Tier 3 services 

  • Otitis media (middle ear infection), children aged 3 months to 16 years 

Where can I access this service?

A full list of community pharmacies offering the Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service in Northamptonshire can be found in this directory document [pdf] 138KB.

Patient-facing information about the Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service in Northamptonshire is available on the 'Support from my pharmacy' page of the Integrated Care Northamptonshire website.

Find documents relating to the Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service here

For further details about the Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service please visit the NHS England website.

Pharmacy contraception service

Pharmacy contraception service

Pharmacy contraception service

From Spring 2023, pharmacies have been signing up to offer the pharmacy contraception service. This gives people the option of attending their local pharmacy for repeat contraception after their initial consultation and prescription by their GP.

Visit the NHS England website for details of how to access the service.

Where can I access this service?

Please note pharmacies are continuously signing up to offer this service. A PDF directory document with the latest list of participating pharmacies in Northamptonshire can be found on the Support from your pharmacy page on the Intergrated Care Boad website.

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP-CPCS)

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Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP-CPCS)

The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) is a national Advanced Service to refer patients requiring low acuity advice, treatment and urgent repeat prescriptions to community pharmacies.

The service aims to reduce pressure on the primary and urgent care system, particularly Accident and Emergency and GP out of hours. The service will support the integration of community pharmacy into the urgent care system.

GP-CPCS Training Video for SystmOne

This video is a short training video for Care Navigators in Northamptonshire explaining what is the GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP-CPCS) and how to refer into this.

GP-CPCS Training Video for EMIS

This video is a short training video for Care Navigators in Northamptonshire explaining what is the GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP-CPCS) and how to refer into this.

Find documents relating to GP-CPCS here

Lateral Flow Device Testing

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Lateral Flow Device Tests

The NHS LFD tests supply service for patients potentially eligible for COVID-19 treatments started on 6 November 2023.

Aims of the service

To offer eligible at-risk patients access to LFD tests to enable testing at home for COVID-19, if they develop symptoms of infection. A positive LFD test result will be used to inform a clinical assessment to determine whether the patient is suitable for and will benefit from NICE recommended COVID-19 treatments

What the service will provide

A walk-in service where patients or their representatives can collect one box of 5 LFD tests from a participating community pharmacy on confirmation that the patient is part of the potentially eligible for COVID-19 treatments cohort.

Find a full list of Community Pharmacies registered and offering the lateral flow device testing service in Northamptonshire on the Support from your pharmacy page on the Integrated Care Northamptonshire website.

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