January Drug Tariff Amendments
SG has amended the price of four items in part 7 of the drug tariff following contractor concerns reported to CPS.
Please continue to report using our shortage reporter app or via telephone to the office on 0131 466 3540.
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...
NES Return to Practice Course
NES are running a three day course at the University of Strathclyde in January (Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st January 2015). This course will be of interest to those pharmacists or pharmacy technicians wishing to return to practice after a career break, or those planning to change sector, e.g. from hospital into community pharmacy practice.
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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.
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University of Strathclyde Student Placements
For members who are expecting students the week commencing Monday the 24th of November the University has produced an experiential learning handbook. We hope members and students have a productive time next week.
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.
Parcelforce bags for prescription uplifts
The new set of the Parcelforce bags for prescription uplifts will be sent out to contractors by mid November. These bags should be used from your first pick up on 22nd January 2015. Read more...
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.
Remuneration Changes from 1st October 2014
Circular PCA(P)(2014)19 advises of changes to remuneration arrangements with effect from October 2014 dispensings. We have also created a Key Facts document about the changes.
Healthy Start Vitamin Trial Extension
The healthy start vitamin trial has been extended to May 2015.
This letter describes the opt-in process pharmacies should follow to claim an opt in fee and for ongoing guidance.
Financial Framework 2014-15
The financial framework document has been updated to set out the details for remuneration and reimbursement during 2014/15.
Microsoft Office 2007 Discs
We have received a new supply of Microsoft Office 2007 discs for contractors from the Scottish Government. If you would like a copy, please email us, stating your contractor code. If you do not want the disc sent to your listed pharmacy please provide an alternative address. Please note that only one disc per pharmacy is permitted.
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...