This new detailed version of the Manifesto for Community Pharmacy Scotland builds on our 2010 publication which set out a clear vision of a stronger more proactive role for community pharmacists in the frontline of healthcare delivery within the NHS primary care team in Scotland
CPS Manifesto & Video
We have launched a summary manifesto on behalf of members setting out a clear vision of an extended, more proactive role for Scotland’s community pharmacy network within the NHS primary care team. The manifesto outlines three areas where community pharmacy can evolve to deliver further patient-centred, safe and effective services for the Scottish public.
A short video is also available to view on Community Pharmacy Scotland's ambitions within the manifesto.
New Blog Post: 'O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us, To see oursels as others see us!'
It’s been all go in the office over the past few weeks as we’ve been working hard on an exciting project... Read more in our blog post
Operational Logbook October 2015
Community Pharmacy Scotland's Operational Logbook for October 2015 is now available for downlaod.
To enable the content within the Operational Logbook, once opened please click on the Options button and click and select Enable Content.
CMS Ready Reckoner for Contractors as of 28/09/2015
CMS Ready Reckoner (28/09/2015) is now available to download.
If you have any questions about the Ready Reckoner please email Emma Taylor.
ellaOne added to Community Pharmacy EHC Service
Please see the following message from NES to support the role out of ellaOne as part of the Community Pharmacy EHC service. NES have updated their training resource to reflect the addition of ellaOne to the service.
Endorsing Guide August 2015 - V1.9
Section 18.104.22.168 in the Endorsing Guide has been updated to include reference to Circular PCA(P)(2015)17 which describes new arrangements for the dispensing of specials and imported unlicensed medicines effective from 1st September 2015.
An Appendix 6 has also been added to give more detail relating to the specials process.
Download Endorsing Guide V1.9
New Blog Post: What’s the difference between automation and electronic claiming?
Our Pharmacy Services Supervisor Michael briefly describes the differences and the impact this can and will have on payments in his latest blog post.
We are keen to obtain opinions on the Chronic Medication Service (CMS). This research work is being carried out in conjunction with Strathclyde University. The results of this survey will be used to inform future thinking on service development and our discussions with the Scottish Government on the pharmacy contract.
The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. CPS would like to thank everyone who takes part.
Vision Issue 33 - August 2015
The latest edition of our Vision Newsletter (Issue 33 - August 2015) is now available to download.
CMO(2015)11 - Introduction of Meningococcal Group B (Men B) Vaccination Programme in 2015/16
The new meningitis vaccination programme has been announced.
Read more in CMO(2015)11
Issues obtaining Movianto products
CPS has recently been contacted by a number of pharmacies regarding problems obtaining items from Movianto. At the start of June, Movianto moved to a new order management and financial system which has caused a number of issues with customer accounts and orders being delayed or not delivered. Movianto have issued this letter describing the issues and the steps taken to resolve it. We will post more updates as information becomes available.
Unscheduled Care PGD Update
The PGD for urgent provision of repeat medication has been updated. What’s new? Please familiarise yourself with the updated PGD and return the authorisation form to your health board by 30th June. The full unscheduled care guide is now only updated in electronic format and can be found on the NHS Community Pharmacy website.
Vision Issue 32 - February 2015
The latest edition of Vision is available to download. Topics include; Automation of Payments for Instalments, Gluten Free Food Service & Automated Multi-Compartment Compliance Aids.
Download Vision Issue 32
Follow Up Courier Service Webcast
This new webcast outlines in further detail the submission procedure.
Important:- Remove GP10 Right Hand Side Repeat Information Form Prior to Submitting to P&CFS
P&CFS Scanning Services have noticed an increase in forms submitted for processing with the right hand side counterpart of GP10s still attached. It is highly important that the unused counterpart of the prescription form is removed as part of the dispensing process. Read more...
Stockley’s Interactions Checker and Survey
You can now access a new feature through MedicinesComplete, the Stockley’s Interactions Checker. Read more...
CPS Restructuring of Remuneration Webcast
To help contractors with the changes to remuneration from 1 April 2014 CEO Harry McQuillan has recorded the presentation delivered at the roadshow events earlier this year. If contractors have any questions regarding the new payments please contact the office via email or by telephone on 0131 467 7766. View the webcast online now.
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...