CMS Ready Reckoner for Contractors as of 31/08/2015
CMS Ready Reckoner (31/08/2015) is now available to download.
If you have any questions about the Ready Reckoner please email Emma Taylor.
Endorsing Guide August 2015 - V1.9
Section 18.104.22.168 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
PCA(P)(2015)17 Key Facts Sheet
We have created a Key Facts Sheet on Circular PCA(P)(2015)17 on the Reimbursement for Specials. (This was updated on 27th August 2015)
PCA(P)(2015)17 - Amendments to Drug Tariff in respect of special preparations & imported unlicensed medicines
Changes to the way contractors will be reimbursed for specials have been announced today. These changes come into place from 1 September 2015. Download the documents below for more information:
Joint CPS/RPS/DoPs statement for National Primary Care Out of Hours Review
The three pharmacy organisations in Scotland have collaborated to produce a joint submission to the National Primary Care Out of Hours Review announced by Scottish Government earlier this year.
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.
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.
Financial settlement agreed for 2015/16
Agreement has been reached on the make-up of the financial settlement for 2015/16. We have also prepared a Key Facts document on the settlement.
The PCA circular is also 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
CPS Press Release: Smoking Cessation Figures Released 30/06/2015
Community Pharmacy Scotland notes the publication of the ISD report released 30/06/2015 on NHS Smoking Cessation Services in Scotland.
Read full press release
Access to Records
Great news for Patients and Pharmacy In England - Where Next for Scotland?
We welcome the deployment of access to the Summary Care Record to all community pharmacies in England. There has long been a consensus across the profession that widening access to health information to community pharmacy will enable safer, better and more accessible care.
We strongly believe by extending Summary Care Record access to community pharmacists people will receive better, safer and more accessible care. Read more...
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.
University of Strathclyde Teaching Fellowship
The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) wishes to appoint suitably qualified staff to Teaching Fellowships in pharmacy practice.
Download the Job Advert for further information.
University of Strathclyde Experiential Learning Information Evening
The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde invite you to attend an informal information evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow Up Courier Service Webcast
This new webcast outlines in further detail the submission procedure.
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...