Community Pharmacy Scotland is the organisation which represents community pharmacy owners throughout Scotland in almost every aspect of their working lives, and is the voice of these vital healthcare professionals north of the Border, as they deliver pharmaceutical care to the people of Scotland. Read More ...
Teenage Pregnancy Report Response
CPS welcomes the call from the Health and Sport committee at Holyrood for the Scottish Government to consider extending the role for community pharmacy within sexual health services. 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.
CMS Ready Reckoner for Contractors as of 17/06/2013
The CMS Ready Reckoner (17/06/2013) is now available to download.
Operational Logbook June 2013
Community Pharmacy Scotland's Operational Logbook for June 2013 is now available to download.
Changes to Clawback rates announced
The clawback rates for both proprietary and Part 7 generic products have been reduced following receipt of the findings from the January discount spot check. Read more...
MHRA issues guidance on the use on NSAIDS following Lancet report Read more....
Pharmacy Care Record (PCR) User Group
CPS is looking for users of the PCR to come forward and volunteer to discuss development of this tool. This group will then be able to feedback to the ePharmacy team at the Scottish Government on behalf of the community pharmacy network.
If you would like to volunteer please contact Matt Barclay either by telephoning 0131 467 7766 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
PHS Poster Supplier change
Tactical Media have now taken over the contract for supply of posters. They distribute the posters to community pharmacies at the appropriate times.
Contact Tactical Media for repair/replacement either by telephoning 0800 694 0810 or by emailing email@example.com
Shortages and Specials Feedback
Drug Tariff Part 7S – Specials
PCA(P)(2013)17 - Hospital Based Prescription (HBP) Stationery
This circular advises NHS Boards of changes to HBP (hospital based prescription) stationery and the discontinuation of HBPN and HBPP prescription forms. Read more...
PCA(P)(2013)16 - Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Service – Revised Directions
This Circular advises of amendments to the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Service Directions 2007, removing the restriction on prescribing of controlled drugs following amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. Read more...
PCA(P)(2013)15 - Community Pharmacy Services: Drug Tariff Remuneration Arrangements April 2013 Dispensing Onwards Non Transition Contractors Receiving Care Home Payments
This Circular advises of amendments with effect for dispensings April 2013 onwards to certain remuneration arrangements for those community pharmacy contractors not in transition and receiving the care home dispensing payment. Read more...
PCA(P)(2013)14 - Pharmaceutical Services Amendment to Drug Tariff Discount Clawback Rate Part 7 Generic Drugs
This Circular advises of a change in the Scottish Drug Tariff to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Part 7 to community pharmacy contractors for dispensings from 1 June 2013 onwards for non ZD items. Read more...
PCA(P)(2013)13 - Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Annex A: Discount Clawback Scale for Proprietary Drugs.
This Circular advises of an amendment to the Drug Tariff Annex A concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of proprietary drugs to community pharmacy contractors with effect from 1 June 2013. Read more...
PCA(P)(2013)12 - PHS Poster Campaigns for 2013/14 Announced.
This Circular informs NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of the Public Health Service (PHS) poster campaign topics for 2013-14. Read more...
PCA(P)(2013)11 - Community Pharmacy Services: Drug Tariff Remuneration Arrangements April 2013 Dispensing Onwards
This Circular advises of amendments with effect for dispensings April 2013 onwards to certain remuneration arrangements for community pharmacy contractors providing pharmaceutical services as included in the Drug Tariff, including advance notification of one change to take effect for dispensings month July 2013 so contractors have due notice to review their electronic claims practice. Read more...
There are no Drug Tariff shortages for June 2013.
The following amendments take effect from 1st June 2013.
Diary Wall Chart of Payments, Claims and Tasks May 2013 to June 2013.
Community Pharmacy Scotland's Information Sheet for June 2013.
Courier Service: January
The new Parcelforce prescription Courier Service came into force on Friday 18th January for pharmacies who have two collections per month. Please see the courier section of this site for further details.
COURIER SERVICE - Collection Dates
Please note that their is no change to the number of collections you will receive from the new courier. If you usually receive only one collection per month then that regime will continue with Parcelforce.
Prescription Submission Dates 2013
The prescription submission dates for 2013 are now available. Read More ...
Single Letter Codes for NHS Board Areas
The appropriate NHS Board code letter must be written on the outside of each satchel submitted. Read More ...
Parcelforce Pharmacy Receipt
Please ask Parcelforce drivers to sign this sheet each time a collection takes place as a receipt. Read More ...