Changes to Remuneration from April 2014
Circular PCA(P)(2014)07 outlines the remuneration changes that have been agreed. This represents the final move from the old transitional payment arrangements. A Key Facts document has been developed for contractors.
CPS Office Closures During Easter
On Friday 18th and Monday 21st April 2014 the Community Pharmacy Scotland office will be closed due to the Easter holiday. It will be business as usual from Tuesday 22nd April.
New General Pharmaceutical Council Premises Standards
CPS has produced a guide to the new GPhC premises standards with guidance on how to prepare for an inspection.
We would urge members to read the documents we have added to our GPhC page and visit the GPhC website for any further information on the standards.
Updated Endorsing Guide
An updated Electronic Endorsing guide is now available to download. This guide is produced by PSD, in conjunction with CPS, to allow contractors to understand and maximise their use of electronic endorsing.
Dashboard for Online Reporting
Practitioner Services have implemented a dashboard to help you get the maximum benefit when using online reporting. This enhancement will introduce a quicker way for you to determine and locate which report to use in order to find the information that you are looking for. Read more...
Flu Vaccines Arrangements - Key Points to Note
Circular PCA(P)(2014)01 sets out the arrangements for the supply of the seasonal influenza vaccine in 2014-15. Read the Flu Vaccine Key Points online now.
As of 1 January, the fees for the provision of stoma items have been reduced. This is to avoid an overspend on the global sum for these products. The fees now stand at £7.18 for dispensing, £5.77 for customisation and £4.49 for delivery. ISD continues to monitor prices to make sure the agreed global sum is delivered.
Free Associate Membership now available
Community Pharmacy Scotland is now offering a FREE Associate Membership to all pharmacists working and living in Scotland. Read more...
CMS Capitation Payment Variations in January
It has been brought to our attention that PSD have processed September registered CMS assessments instead of November for the most recent CMS Capitation payments paid January. Some contractors may notice slight variations in this payment element from what they were expecting. Read more...
Operations and Development Payment
Contractors are reminded that the Operations and Development payment now has a criteria that each pharmacy must have performed a quantity equivalent to 4% of their CMS registered patients for High Risk and New Medicines Interventions Read more...
New Podcast: Gluten Free Food Service
We have just launched our second podcast which provides an insight into the Gluten Free Food Service. Listen online now.
The Scottish Government has announced a consultation on Control of Entry regulations and NHS Board powers around dispensing practices in Scotland. CPS will be preparing a response and the deadline for any submissions is the 20th of February 2014.
After consultation with CPS, the Scottish Government has introduced a new section to the Drug Tariff — Part 7U. Read more...
The new version 8.0 of the Pharmacy Care Record is now available. A rundown of what is new is available here.
From October 2013 the Phasing Payment for CMS will be superseded by an Operations and Development Payment. The criteria is laid out in circular PCA(P)(2013) 26 and our key facts document for this can be accessed here.
The Board of Community Pharmacy Scotland unanimously agreed at its meeting on 9th October to proposals which would see implementation of a further stage in the move away from the transitional payment system. Full details are available to download now.
Financial Settlement Agreed for 2013/14 and 2014/15
Circular PCA(P)(2013)21 outlines the latest financial agreement for pharmacy contractors. A two year settlement has been agreed and the key points are illustrated here.