CCA report highlights success: 90,000 pharmacy first consultations in first two months

In a recent report released by the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA), data from the NHS Pharmacy First service indicates a substantial uptake and
positive impact on patient care just two months after its launch.

The CCA’s findings shed light on the service’s efficacy in meeting patient needs and its potential to alleviate pressure on General Practices (GPs) within the NHS.

According to the report, over 90,000 Pharmacy First consultations were conducted solely by CCA members within the initial two-month period.

Impressively, 88 per cent of these consultations, totaling 81,627, were deemed eligible for NHS-funded care indicating a significant demand for the service among
patients.

In the first month, the data revealed that more than 90 per cent of eligible patients received necessary care directly through Pharmacy First, bypassing the
need for further referral.