For 2015 NHS England in partnership with PSNC have worked together to revise the CPAF process. The new process would include a short questionnaire consisting of ten questions which all pharmacies would be asked to complete. The information collected from this questionnaire along with other information held by NHSBSA will be used to identify if a pharmacy needs to be considered for a visit. Only if the pharmacy is to be considered for a visit will the second part of the process be initiated which is the full comprehensive CPAF pre visit questionnaire.

For 2015/16 NHS England has requested NHS Business Services Authority to carry out the administration of both the screening questionnaire and the full CPAF at a national level on their behalf.

Guidance is available here