PCA(P)(2016)12 - Updated MAS Directions

This Circular encloses revised Directions and a revised service specification for the Minor Ailment Service (MAS). We have produced a statement to go alongside the release of the MAS circular.

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  • PCA(P)(2016)12 - Updated MAS Directions

    This Circular encloses revised Directions and a revised service specification for the Minor Ailment Service (MAS). We have produced a statement to go alongside the release of the MAS circular.

  • Production of e-Schedules for May Payments

    The following Communication has been sent out regarding the production of e-schedules for May payments from Pharmacy Payments with the following:-

    “The payment for May paid July will not be affected, and will be in your bank at the end of the month.  Processing delays will mean that the e-schedule will be sent out in the first week of the month.  Once again, this will not affect your payment which will be made in July, and it is only the e-schedule which will be produced at the beginning of the month.”

    If you require further information or support from CPS about this please get in touch with Emma Taylor - emma.taylor@cps.scot or 0131 466 3540

  • PCA(P)(2016)11 - Amendments to Drug Tariff in Respect of Remuneration Arrangements from 1 April 2016

    PCA(P)(2016)11 expands on the detail around the outcome of the negotiations for the community pharmacy funding envelope for 2016-17. A Financial Framework document will be produced to support members in due course. 

  • CMS Ready Reckoner as of 18/7/2016

    CMS Ready Reckoner (18/7/2016) is now available to download.

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

  • Event - Community Pharmacy: supporting patients, delivering for Scotland

    The potential for community pharmacy to play an even more prominent role in delivering patient care services in Scotland will be the focus of a major policy conference in September.

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  • Medicines Factsheet for Patients and the Public

    The Medicines in Scotland: What’s the right treatment for you? factsheet is presented as an A5 booklet. It focuses on the patient journey starting at consultation and explains how healthcare professionals decide whether to prescribe a medicine and if so, which to prescribe. The medicines factsheet has the potential to underpin the conversations required between patients and healthcare professionals to fulfill the quality ambitions of NHSScotland, educate the public about the benefits and risks of medicines and engage patients in shared decision-making, ultimately leading to higher quality care and better outcomes. Read more...

  • Pharmacy 2 U Leaflets

    Further to our last message, a few more contractors have reported patients receiving Pharmacy 2 U Leaflets. We have written to Pharmacy 2 U again to highlight this and await their reply.

    In the meantime, if any patients report receiving these leaflets, or if you need further support, please get in touch with Amanda Rae - amanda.rae@cps.scot.

  • Operational Logbook July 2016

    The Operational Logbook for July 2016 is now available to download.

  • Survey: Responsible Pharmacist Logbook

    We're looking for your feedback on our Responsible Pharmacist Logbook, Emma Taylor tells you more in her blog post.

  • PCA(P)(2016)10 - Gluten Free Foods Scheme Update

    PCA(P)(2016)10 advises that the Gluten Free Food Prescribable Product List to be used in conjunction with the community pharmacy Gluten Free Food Service (GFFS) has been updated.

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