PCA(P)(2013)29 - Gluten Free Foods
Circular PCA(P)(2013)29 details the trial introduced for patients with a requirement for Gluten Free Foods. NHS Health Boards are now required to invite all Community Pharmacies in their area to participate in this trial Read more...
PCA(P)(2013)32 - Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Drug Tariff: Introduction of new Pt 7U
PCA(P)(2013)32 advises of the introduction of a new Pt 7U to the Drug Tariff effective from 1 December 2013.
After consultation with CPS, the Scottish Government has introduced a new section to the Drug Tariff — Part 7U. Read more...
PCA(P)(2013)31 - Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Pt 11: Discount Clawback Scale for Proprietary Drugs
PCA(P)(2013)31 advises of an amendment to the Drug Tariff Part 11 concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of proprietary drugs to community pharmacy contractors taking effect for dispensings from 1 December 2013.
PCA(P)(2013)30 - Pharmaceutical Services Amendment to Drug Tariff Discount Claw Back Rate Pt 7 Generic Drugs
PCA(P)(2013)30 advises of a change in the Scottish Drug Tariff to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Pt 7 for dispensings from 1 December 2013 onwards for non ZD items.
Shortages - Collated Contractor Feedback
The shortages feedback from contractors (on online form and by phone) is collated and sent to the relevant department at Scottish Government on a weekly basis to provide price information on lines where availability and price can be an issue read more...
The Scottish Government has issued new advice about the prescribing of anti-epileptic products. For more information please click here.
The new version 8.0 of the Pharmacy Care Record is now available. A rundown of what is new is available here.
Courier Service Charge – Email Address Required for VAT Invoice ASAP
If you have your prescriptions collected through us by Parcelforce, we require you to provide us with an email address so that we can send you a vat invoice.
If you have not already sent us your details please do so by completing our online form.
CPS has made representation in numerous ways to Scottish Government given the volume of feedback we have received around the price of Gabapentin products from pharmacies. Unfortunately up until this point we have been unable to agree an adjustment to the price. We will continue to feedback information gathered from contractors.
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.
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.
We’d like to remind contractors,
Payment for flu vaccines supplied on stock orders or prescriptions will be made on the basis of your endorsement.
You’ll find more guidance and an example stock order form here.
For reference, here’s a link to the circular PCA(P)(2013)01 outlining arrangements for the supply of influenza vaccines in 2013-14.
Extension of the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination programme to all children – more information available
Scottish Government has published a circular to provide details on the extension of the seasonal flu vaccination programme to children in 2013-14. This extends coverage from children in the “at risk” group. For more detail read here…
PCA(P)(2013)24 - Pharmaceutical Services - Amendment to Drug Tariff discount claw back rate Pt 7 Generic Drugs
PCA(P)(2013)24 advises of a change in the Scottish Drug Tariff to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Pt 7 for dispensings from 1 September 2013 onwards for non ZD items.
Independent Expert Review of Opioid Replacement Therapies in Scotland
This highly anticipated review has been published by Scottish Government. You can read the full 173 page review here. The Executive Summary is also available to download here.
Community Pharmacy Remuneration - Use of Complex Dispensing Payment Flags
Scottish Government have produced a Q & A circular around the use of complex dispensing dispensing flags. For more details click here. To access guidance on PCR and non CMS registered patients please click here.
The Wilson Review of NHS Pharmaceutical Care of patients in the community in Scotland is now available to download.
The document was published on the Scottish Government website yesterday.
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.
Access to eSchedules from PSD
PSD has started to send out eSchedules to contractors who have supplied an email address. For an update on how this progressing click here.
Controlled Drugs Guidance
To help contractors The Controlled Drug Accountable Officers have produced these guidelines with regards to the governance in this area. Read more...
Introduction of Short Supply Automation
Until now any electronic claims received for items in short supply have been passed to a keyer and are not automated. As of the 1st of July PSD will be automating short supply electronic claims for Part 7 items that are in Short Supply. Guidance for endorsing Short Supply items can be found in the Endorsing Guide.