Commissioning & Services


There are three tiers of services in the NHS Pharmacy Contract: 
1. Essential Services – services that must normally be provided by all pharmacy contractors – such as dispensing medicines and appliances, repeat dispensing, disposal of unwanted medicines, promotion of healthy lifestyles, signposting, support for self-care and the Discharge Medicines Service (DMS)
2. Advanced Services –  services that require accreditation of the pharmacist providing the service and/or specific requirements to be met in regard to premises – such as Pharmacy First, Stop Smoking (SCS), NMS, the NHS Flu Vaccination Service, Pharmacy Contraception Service, Lateral Flow Device Service and the Hypertension Case Finding Service.
3. Locally Commissioned Services – services commissioned locally by a number of different routes including Local Authorities, ICBs and local NHS England team.  By definition, these vary according to locality, for details select your area below:

For further details, see NHS Community Pharmacy Promotional Materials – (issued July 2023):

Services Slidedeck (July 2023)