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Nominations are open for the CPS Elections!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


To make things as easy as possible for you to find information on the elections process, we’ve created an elections page on our website (www.cps.scot/elections). This is where the latest information on nominations, elections and results will always be available.

This week all independent pharmacy owner members should have received an envelope like this one in the post. The information sheet enclosed gives an important update on the upcoming elections - which are going to be held electronically!

Nominations are now open (7th January – 28th January 2019)

Between the 7th January and 28th January 2019, we are asking these members to seek nomination for their local Community Pharmacy Health Board Committee. If you are a pharmacy owner who wants to make a difference in your local area, this is a great opportunity to get involved.

Check your spam folder for the election emails – they might be hiding in there!

We sent an email to all pharmacy owner members last week to ensure we have up-to-date contact details to ensure our communications on the elections get to you. If you haven’t receive the email please check your spam folder and add us to your whitelist so that you don’t miss out on future emails from us.

The email also notified you that our election services provider, UK Engage, sent an email to you on the 7th January 2019 calling for nominations for local Community Pharmacy Health Board Committees. If you didn't receive this email by today (Wednesday 9th January), please get in touch with the office on 0131 467 7766 or enquiries@cps.scot. Again, please check your spam folders first!

How does the nomination process work?

  • Denied by Firewall or Filter - If you haven’t received our email, it may be that our email was blocked. A spam filter may have interpreted the CPS email as spam. Spam filters can be on the recipient's computer, on the company's email firewall, at their ISP/Data centre, or all of the above. Please first check your spam/junk/clutter folder to see if our message is sitting in one of these email folders. If it is there, please mark as ‘not junk’ and it should appear in your email inbox
  • Is Mailchimp blocked? - Corporate spam filters and email firewalls can be very strict and treat a large amount of identical incoming emails as spam. A block can be temporary if the recipient email server thinks too much email is coming from one server too fast. Other times the block is permanent and the only way to get around that is to ask the IT group in charge to whitelist Mailchimp IP addresses (see instructions below)
  • White listing information for MailChimp delivery servers - MailChimp is an email service provider that's been around since 2001. They've got millions of customers from all over the world. Ask your IT group to use the information below to whitelist the MailChimp servers. This will hopefully prevent future delivery problems

    Delivery IPs: 205.201.128.0/20, 198.2.128.0/18, 148.105.0.0/16

    Is a major Internet Server Provider blocking your emails? - If a major ISP like Gmail or MSN/Hotmail is blocking your emails, this is typically only temporary. ISPs usually unblock senders within a day or two after spam complaints subside.

Each nominee requires a supporter who should also be an independent pharmacy owner from the same Health Board area. The supporter and nominee should both complete our online form to confirm an interest in standing for election.

Do you have questions about the election process?

Please visit www.cps.scot/elections to read our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your questions there, please send us an email or phone us on 0131 467 7766.