Blog 29 Jul 2020

The A.R.T of Pharmacy

This has been an enjoyable venture exploring the contributions of community pharmacy in Scotland. Advice-only, Referrals…

Blog 19 Feb 2020

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Advisors

Adapting to living with dementia can be a huge challenge, not only for a person living with dementia but also for their …

Blog 13 Feb 2020

Supporting people to live with cancer

Supporting people to live with cancer ‘Cancer may kill you, but your head destroys you. You saved my life.” These are t…

Blog 31 Jan 2020

Patients are at the heart of this Community Pharmacy

After a little over twelve years of working for Community Pharmacy Scotland I finally got a taste of how a pharmacy oper…

Blog 22 Jan 2020

A Breath of Fresh Air

Help your patients to get Maximum Benefit from their Inhalers What? Why? Children in Hospital (WWCIH) is a registered S…

Blog 15 Jan 2020

My First Weeks at CPS

My First Weeks at CPS I began my role as Digital Communications Officer mid-December. My first couple of weeks at CPS h…

Blog 11 Nov 2019

It’s Ask your Pharmacist week!

…but what should you ask them about? Our members and their pharmacy teams provide advice to the people they look after a…

Blog 15 Oct 2019

Show your support – make Fair Dementia Care in Scotland a reality

The Fair Dementia Care Commission was established by Alzheimer Scotland to consider the inequality in access to health c…

Blog 09 Sep 2019

Suicide Prevention Week 2019

Making Suicide Prevention Everyone’s Business, Because Every Life Matters As Chair of Scotland’s National Suicide Preve…

Blog 21 Aug 2019

CPS Project Blog Scanner Pilot

Following our Minor Ailment Service (MAS) study we are taking a more in depth look at the perceived value of all communi…

Blog 20 Aug 2019

Supporting the crucial role of pharmacy in bowel cancer awareness

Every 30 minutes someone dies from bowel cancer, making it Scotland’s second biggest cancer killer. However, this should…

Blog 12 Aug 2019

My Journey to Community Pharmacy Scotland

After finishing university in 2016, I was the typical graduate. I realised the end of uni had come around much quicker t…

Blog 29 Jul 2019

Helping pharmacies to support people with Dementia in the community: Alzheimer Scotland & CPS Partnership

Alzheimer Scotland is proudly working with Community Pharmacy Scotland to increase dementia awareness in pharmacies ac…

Blog 26 Jul 2018

Pre-Reg Students and PVG Applications

It’s the time of year again when this year's Pre-Reg students get their placements with a Community Pharmacy. During you…

Blog 09 Jul 2019

Audit of Rejected Referrals from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

For over two years, SAMH have been campaigning to improve mental health services and support for Scotland’s children and…

Blog 06 Jun 2019

Psychological therapies and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

All of us should feel comfortable talking about mental health in the same way we talk about physical health. But it can …

Blog 04 Jun 2019

You asked for a new & improved website, we listened!

All good things must come to an end... and be replaced with something better!!  Yep, we’re talking about our website an…

Blog 13 Mar 2019

Let's TALK Project

At the start of the year, SAMH launched it’s latest project Let's TALK. This new and innovative project aims to challeng…

Blog 11 Feb 2019

Introducing Scotland’s anti-bullying service: respectme

Part of the work we do at SAMH includes being the managing partner of Scotland’s anti-bullying service respectme. The ha…

Blog 20 Nov 2018

Let’s get NHS Vaccines in Community Pharmacies!

From Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th November, Community Pharmacy Scotland had a stand in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish …

Blog 29 Oct 2018

The Changing Room

Key Fact: Over a third of people in Scotland do not meet physical activity recommendations. Being active is one of the …

Blog 08 Oct 2018

SAMH - The Work We Do

SAMH, we work to challenge stigma around mental health, promote good mental health and be there for people when they n…

Blog 01 Oct 2018

Stoptober – Impact of smoking on MS

This October Public Health England are running a campaign to help people to stop smoking. Whilst there isn’t a comparabl…

Blog 19 Sep 2018

CPS and Breast Cancer Care Joint Project

We are pleased to be working with Breast Cancer Care on a small project to provide information to both patients with bre…

Blog 17 Sep 2018

Drink Wise Age Well- Mindful Drinking Festival

Visit Drink Wise, Age Well, the Glasgow-based, National Lottery funded programme to help the over 50s make healthier c…

Blog 12 Sep 2018

The value of poster events

I am still new to the healthcare field in Scotland and am avidly learning a lot about pharmacy and how we operate here i…

Blog 12 Sep 2018

No need to stockpile medicines pre-Brexit - we'll get what you need

At this point it would seem like a crystal ball would be the best way to predict what kind of Brexit deal the UK Gover…

Blog 11 Sep 2018

Mental health a top priority in the Programme for Government 2018-19

The Programme for Government 2018-19 was published on the 4th of September setting out the Government’s priorities for o…

Blog 14 Aug 2018

My first week at CPS

Hi all, I’m Caroline and I’m the new Public Affairs Officer for Community Pharmacy Scotland. I’m writing this blog post …

Blog 27 Jul 2018

We're Finalists!

On Monday morning we received an email to tell us the exciting news that we are Finalists in the Overall Best Associatio…

Blog 27 Jul 2018

Your feedback is invaluable: Join our User Groups!

We are looking for more members to join our User Groups! What do we use the groups for? We send information/articles/…

Blog 02 May 2018

Community Pharmacy Scotland: National evaluation of the Minor Ailment Service

The Minor Ailment Service (MAS) has been providing treatment and advice, to those eligible, for self-limiting or uncompl…

Blog 17 Jul 2017

My Week at Community Pharmacy Scotland

As my week spent at Community Pharmacy Scotland comes to an end I was asked to reflect upon what I have witnessed and ta…

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