PHS Poster Campaign
The PHS poster displayed in pharmacies from 18th May – 28th June has been changed from diabetes to second hand smoke. There is no action required from contractors. For full details of the campaigns for 2015/16 see here.
CMS Ready Reckoner for Contractors as of 18/05/2015
The CMS Ready Reckoner (18/05/2015) is now available to download.
If you have any questions about the Ready Reckoner please email Emma Taylor.
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.
Endorsing Guide (Version 1.8 - April 2015)
Section 2.2.4 in the Endorsing Guide has been amended to remove the necessity of scoring out barcodes due to the implementation of flexible claiming which now allows the re-submission/editing of electronic claims any time prior to the paper being submitted to PSD for payment.
Download Endorsing Guide (Version 1.8 - April 2015)
PCA(P)(2015)7 - Key Facts
PCA(P)(2015)7 outlines the changes in the Drug Tariff with respect to remuneration arrangements for the dispensing month from April 2015. CPS have developed a Key Facts Document for PCA(P)(2015)7 to distil the information for this circular.
Drug Tariff Part 7 Reset
We have published the updated drug tariff part 7 from 1st April 2015. The tariff reset gave CPS and Scottish Government the opportunity to bring prices more in line with the overall uplift agreed at 1.44%.
Download Part 7 for April 2015
ALISS Search Box
As you will see we have added the ALISS search box to our homepage this week. ALISS is a search and collaboration tool for Health & Wellbeing resources in Scotland Read more...
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
Additions to Parts 7S and 7U from 1st February
CPS has been in talks to add more items to the drug tariff parts 7S and 7U. Download our Additions to Part 7S and 7U document for further details on the items proposed for 1st February, these will be confirmed when the tariff is published on our website. It will no longer then be necessary to seek authorisation from the NHS board to dispense these items.
Follow Up Courier Service Webcast
This new webcast outlines in further detail the submission procedure.
Influenza Vaccine Supply Arrangements 2015-16: Key Facts
This is the key facts document relating to Circular PCA(P)(2014)28 for flu procurement for 2015-16 season.
PCA(P)(2014)27 - Key Facts
We have created a key facts document for the circular PCA(P)(2014)27 (Amendments to Remuneration Arrangements from 1 January 2015) for contractors to reference.
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...
Courier Service Mailing Webcast
We have created a short webcast on the Courier Service Mailing. The mailing should arrive with you within the next couple of days. It would be great if you could take the time to watch our video to familiarise yourself with the process.
Watch webcast now
PCR Smoking Cessation Service Survey
Thanks to everyone who responded to our PCR Smoking Cessation Service Survey. The following report has been compiled to give to the Scottish Government.
Stockley’s Interactions Checker and Survey
You can now access a new feature through MedicinesComplete, the Stockley’s Interactions Checker. Read more...
4 Week Data Should Be Submitted For All Patients
The office has received feedback from Health Boards that the number of 4 week data set submissions from the PCR is very low compared with the number of quit dates set. Members are reminded that all patients who access the service should have data submitted for their quit date and their smoking status at 4 weeks post quit. The 4 week data is required for Health Boards to monitor quit rates. There is a £15 fee for submitting data at week 4.
Please see our PCR guide for helpful information.
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...