New NHS commissioned pharmacy services

Potentially independent community pharmacy has a strong future, putting aside Amazonification traditional pharmacies are the 3rd most loved shop on the high street serving patients face to face.


Community Pharmacy USP


The UGov pharmacy poll shows that patients love pharmacy services however due to tightening margins on the high street we still have a high reliance on the NHS to commission new pharmacy service. The spreadsheet shown below is maintained by Voyager Medical and is dedicated to detailing out some of these newly and already commissioned services to help pharmacists potentially do the same. We have found that for a new service proposal to be successful it depends on the commissioner's objectives. For instance, a commissioner  GP would look for new pharmacy services which:

  • Increase patient registrations
  • Decrease the number of GP hours
  • Decrease their administrative burden

In light of the new Primary Care Networks, it is likely that the GP contract will be more aligned to a more integrated primary care approach so these targets will potentially change in the future. 

Another question is if we know what the commissioners are looking for what ideas can we present? For this, we have created an open Google spreadsheet embedded below, where and one can enter their ideas. If you would like to access our database of new pharmacy commissions or require help in setting up your own please contact us.


PSNC Resources on newly commissioned pharmacy services

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention

Anticoagulant Monitoring Service


Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Blood-Borne Virus Screening


Care Home (Support and Advice on Storage, Supply and Administration of Drugs and Appliances)

Carers (including Carer-Friendly Pharmacies)

Chlamydia Screening and Treatment

Coeliac Disease – please also see Gluten Free Food Supply

Condom distribution ‘C-Card’ schemes

Community Equipment Services




Domiciliary Support – please also see Post Discharge and Reablement

Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Emergency Supply (at NHS Expense)

Falls Prevention

Gluten Free Food Supply – please also see Coeliac Disease

Healthy Start Vitamins


Independent Prescribing by Pharmacists

Joint working with GPs

Long-Term Condition Management

Medication Review (Full Clinical Review)

Medicines Assessment and Compliance Support

Medicines Optimisation (Including MUR Related Services)

Mental Health

Minor Ailment Service

Needle and Syringe Programmes

NHS Health Check (Vascular risk assessment and management service)

On Demand Availability of Specialist Drugs (Availability of Palliative Care or other Specialist Medicines)

Out of Hours (Access to Medicines)

Patient Group Directions

Post Discharge and Reablement – please also see Domiciliary Support

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Sharps Disposal Service

Social Prescribing

Stop Smoking

Supervised Administration (Consumption of Prescribed Medicines)

Supplementary Prescribing by Pharmacists

Tuberculosis (TB)

Urgent Care/NHS 111

Vaccination Services

Vulnerable Patients

Weight Management Service

Winter Ailments


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