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Manifesto 2015

This new detailed version of the Manifesto for Community Pharmacy Scotland builds on our 2010 publication which set out a clear vision of a stronger more proactive role for community pharmacists in the frontline of healthcare delivery within the NHS primary care team in Scotland

CPS Manifesto & Video

Summary Manifesto

We have launched a summary manifesto on behalf of members setting out a clear vision of an extended, more proactive role for Scotland’s community pharmacy network within the NHS primary care team. The manifesto outlines three areas where community pharmacy can evolve to deliver further patient-centred, safe and effective services for the Scottish public.


A short video is also available to view on Community Pharmacy Scotland's ambitions within the manifesto.

New Blog Post: 'O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us, To see oursels as others see us!'

It’s been all go in the office over the past few weeks as we’ve been working hard on an exciting project... Read more in our blog post

Operational Logbook October 2015

Community Pharmacy Scotland's Operational Logbook for October 2015 is now available for downlaod.

To enable the content within the Operational Logbook, once opened please click on the Options button and click and select Enable Content.

CMS Ready Reckoner for Contractors as of 28/09/2015

CMS Ready Reckoner (28/09/2015) is now available to download.

If you have any questions about the Ready Reckoner please email Emma Taylor.

Gluten Free Foods Service to continue

The Scottish Government has announced the Community Pharmacy Gluten Free Foods is to become a permanent NHS service.

The Scottish Government’s Response to the full report outlines the next steps. The full report, Review of the Gluten-Free Food Additional Pharmaceutical Service, is available on the Scottish Government website.

ellaOne added to Community Pharmacy EHC Service

Please see the following message from NES to support the role out of ellaOne as part of the Community Pharmacy EHC service. NES have updated their training resource to reflect the addition of ellaOne to the service. 

Operational Logbook September 2015

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

Endorsing Guide August 2015 - V1.9

Section in the Endorsing Guide has been updated to include reference to Circular PCA(P)(2015)17 which describes new arrangements for the dispensing of specials and imported unlicensed medicines effective from 1st September 2015.

An Appendix 6 has also been added to give more detail relating to the specials process.

Download Endorsing Guide V1.9

New Blog Post: What’s the difference between automation and electronic claiming?

Our Pharmacy Services Supervisor Michael briefly describes the differences and the impact this can and will have on payments in his latest blog post.

CMS Survey

We are keen to obtain opinions on the Chronic Medication Service (CMS). This research work is being carried out in conjunction with Strathclyde University. The results of this survey will be used to inform future thinking on service development and our discussions with the Scottish Government on the pharmacy contract.

The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. CPS would like to thank everyone who takes part.

Vision Issue 33 - August 2015

The latest edition of our Vision Newsletter (Issue 33 - August 2015) is now available to download.

CMO(2015)11 - Introduction of Meningococcal Group B (Men B) Vaccination Programme in 2015/16

The new meningitis vaccination programme has been announced.

Read more in CMO(2015)11

Issues obtaining Movianto products

CPS has recently been contacted by a number of pharmacies regarding problems obtaining items from Movianto.  At the start of June, Movianto moved to a new order management and financial system which has caused a number of issues with customer accounts and orders being delayed or not delivered.  Movianto have issued this letter describing the issues and the steps taken to resolve it.  We will post more updates as information becomes available.

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.

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

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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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...

Stockley’s Interactions Checker and Survey

You can now access a new feature through MedicinesComplete, the Stockley’s Interactions Checker. Read more...

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)26 - Remuneration arrangements - amendment to the tariff with effect from 1 October 2015

This Circular provides updated remuneration arrangements from 1st October 2015. Download key facts for this circular.

PCA(P)(2015)25 - PHS - Prophylactic antipyritic (paracetamol) - Meningococcal Group B Vaccine

This Circular provides guidance, service specification and PGD for the provision of paracetamol for Men B vaccination related pyrexia.

PCA(P)(2015)24 - Gluten-Free Food Service Review

This circular describes the outcomes of the review conducted into the Gluten Free Food service. This service will now continue beyond the initial 18 month pilot period.

PCA(P)(2015)22 - Amendment to Drug Tariff Part 11: Discount Clawback Scale

This circular advises of an amendment to Drug Tariff Part 11 concerning the discount clawback rate.

PCA(P)(2015)21 - Drug Tariff Part 7 Discount Clawback

This Circular advises of the Drug Tariff Part 7 clawback rate for the 3 dispensing months October - December 2015. 

PCA(P)(2015)20 - Public Health Service EHC Updated Directions & Service Specification

This circular advises of updated directions & service specification for the Public Health Service Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC).

PCA(P)(2015)19 - Community Pharmacy Contract - Infrastructure Support - Staff Training

This circular provides NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors with details of the financial support being made available for staff training for the financial year 2015 - 16.

PCA(P)(2015)18 - Pharmaceutical Services: Community Pharmacist Practitioner Champions

This Circular informs NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of the intention to continue funding for Community Pharmacist Practitioner Champions in 2015-16.

PCA(P)(2015)16 - Primary Care Funding Allocation for Pharmacists in GP Practices and Additional Prescription for Excellence Funding.

This circular advises of Primary Care Funding Allocation for Pharmacists in GP Practices and Additional Prescription for Excellence Funding.

PCA(P)(2015)17 - Amendments to Drug Tariff

Changes in the Drug Tariff in respect of reimbursement of costs borne by contractors when dispensing NHS prescriptions for specialist preparations & imported unlicensed medicines not listed in Part 7S.

PCA(P)(2015)15 - Amendments to Drug Tariff - Remuneration Arrangements from 1 July 2015

Amendments to Drug Tariff in Respect of Remuneration Arrangements from 1 July 2015. We have also created a Key Facts document for this circular.

PCA(P)(2015)14 - Pharmaceutical Services Drug Tariff Pt 7 Discount Clawback

This Circular advises of the Drug Tariff Pt 7 clawback rate for the dispensing months June - September 2015.

PCA(P)(2015)13 - Community Pharmacist: Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics: Transitional Funding Arrangements for 2015-16

Further to circular PCA(P)(2015)8, issued on 2 April 2015, this circular outlines the prescribing clinic funding available to Health Boards for the remainder of 15/16.

PCA(P)(2015)12 Amendment to Drug Tariff Part 11 - Discount Clawback Scale

An amendment to the Drug Tariff Part 11 concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of non-Part 7, non-zero discount lines for contractors.

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.

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Contractor News

October Drug Tariff Amendments

The following amendments take effect from 1st October 2015.

October 2015 Wallchart

Diary Wall Chart of Payments, Claims and Tasks September 2015 to October 2015.

September 2015 Monthly Mailing

Community Pharmacy Scotland's Monthly Mailing for September 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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