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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.

Operational Logbook May 2015

The CPS Operational Logbook for May 2015 is now available to download.

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.

Introduction of Automation of Payment for Instalments

From 1st February 2015, PSD will commence automation of payment for electronic instalment dispensed claims. Our key facts document may also assist members understanding of the implications of the change.

Follow Up Courier Service Webcast

This new webcast outlines in further detail the submission procedure.

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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...

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SG Circulars

PCA(P)(2015)11 - Gluten Free Food Prescribable Product List Update

This Circular advises that the Gluten Free Food Prescribable Product List to be used in conjunction with the Gluten Free Food Additional Pharmaceutical Service (GFF APS) has been updated.

PCA(P)(2015)10 - Public Health Poster Campaign 2015-16

This Circular advises NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of Public Health Service (PHS) poster campaign topics for 2015-16.

PCA(P)(2015)9 - Pharmaceutical Services Additional Pharmaceutical Services - Smoking Cessation Service

This Circular provides supplementary advice for community pharmacy contractors providing the Public Health Service (PHS) Smoking Cessation Additional Pharmaceutical Service (APS) from 1 April 2015.

PCA(P)(2015)8 - Community Pharmacist: Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics: Transitional Funding Arrangements for 2015-16

This Circular advises of provisional amounts of transitional funding being made available for community pharmacist supplementary and independent prescribing clinics for the period April-June 2015.

PCA(P)(2015)7 - Amendments To Drug Tariff In Respect Of Remuneration Arrangements From 1 April 2015

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 to distil the information for this circular.

PCA(P)(2015)6 - Amendments to Drug Tariff in Respect of Remuneration Arrangements

Changes in the Drug Tariff with respect to remuneration arrangements for the dispensing month March 2015.

PCA(P)(2015)5 - Additional Pharmaceutical Services Review of Gluten Free Food Service

Details of online survey questionnaires on the Gluten-free Food Service.

PCA(P)(2015)4 - Amendment to Pt 11: Discount Clawback Scale for Proprietary Drugs

An amendment to the Drug Tariff Part 11 concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of proprietary drugs to contractors.

PCA(P)(2015)3 - Amendment to Drug Tariff

Arrangements in the Scottish Drug Tariff with respect to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Pt 7 for dispensings from 1 March 2015 onwards for non ZD items. 

PCA(P)(2015)2 - Updated Public Health Levonorgestrol PGD

This circular contains the updated PGD to allow supply of Levonorgestrol under the Public Health element of the pharmacy contract.

PCA(P)(2015)1 - Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Pt 11: Discount Clawback Scale for Proprietary Drugs.

Amendment to the Drug Tariff Part 11 concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of proprietary drugs to contractors.

PCA(P)(2014)12 - Public Health Services (PHS) - Smoking Cessation Service Revised Service Specification

This Circular advises of changes to the Smoking Cessation Service available through Community Pharmacy and includes the revised Service Specification and varenicline PGD.

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Contractor News

May Drug Tariff Amendments

The following amendments take effect from 1st May 2015.

May 2015 Wallchart

Diary Wall Chart of Payments, Claims and Tasks May 2015 to June 2015.

May 2015 Monthly Mailing

Community Pharmacy Scotland's Monthly Mailing for May 2015.

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Web Applications

Part 7 Drug Tariff

Information regarding the prescribing, dispensing and reimbursement of medicines

Branded Shortages

View the contingency arrangements for manufacturers and products

Shortage Reporter

Report problems experienced in obtaining generic medicines due to shortages

Specials Reporter

For issues encountered when sourcing prescribed specials including imports

Guide to Whole Packs

View the list of items which are supplied in packs considered by PSD to be whole packs

Pharmacy Vacancies

If you are looking for an exciting career in pharmacy, you have come to the right place

Ready Reckoner

CMS Ready Reckoner for Contractors

Pharmacy Leaflets

An ideal way for you to communicate to local people the services you offer

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