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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 116398, tabled on 17 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Community Pharmacy Consultation Service referrals there have been for minor ailments since the launch of that service in October 2019; and, of those referrals, how many were made through the NHS 111 service.

Answered on

25 November 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement advise that the NHS 111 service has made 235,309 referrals for minor illness assessment since the launch of the service in October 2019 up to 17 November 2020.

Since 1 November 2020, general practices have been able to make minor illness referrals to the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (NHS CPCS). Between 1 November and 17 November, there have been 516 referrals from general practices to the NHS CPCS.