In an amendment to the NHS England advice in our previous news story, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced from 1st August 2023, that Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) claims for payment should be submitted within one month of, and no later than three months from the claim period for the chargeable activity provided.

The change normalises the grace period for CPCS service claims from its previous position of six months to three months, which is the case for most of the other Advanced services.

This change will be reflected from the July Drug Tariff. Members (pharmacy owners) should note that activity completed in May, June and July 2023 can be claimed until 5th December 2023.

Community Pharmacy England encourages members, to ensure they have reviewed and submitted any outstanding CPCS claims on the Manage Your Service portal, to avoid any potential service fee losses as a result of this reduced grace period for claims.

Read the DHSC announcement

Read the updated CPCS specification

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