News 01 Dec 2019

Operational Logbook December 2019

The Operational Logbook for December 2019 is now available to download.

News 28 Nov 2019

Nardil (Phenelzine) shortage - further guidance for pharmacy teams

You may have noticed that a Medicine Supply Alert Notice (MSAN) was issued in October for Nardil (Phenelzine) 15mg table…

News 19 Nov 2019

Chloramphenicol supply to children under the age of 2

You may be aware that the POM pack of Chloramphenicol eye drops has been discontinued. As the PGD which most Health Boar…

News 19 Nov 2019

MHRA Looking for Volunteers

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is setting up a stakeholder group to discuss the reclassi…

News 13 Nov 2019

Prescription Collection Bags- Arriving soon!

We’re making a list, we’re checking it twice, we’re looking to see who’s picked up once or twice… Nope, not Santa coming…

News 11 Nov 2019

NES OTC training materials

In February this year all community pharmacies in Scotland received a copy of the third in a series of training resource…

News 11 Nov 2019

Pain Association Scotland

We recently met with Pain Association Scotland, who offer community support for those living with chronic pain. This is …

News 02 Dec 2019

CMS Ready Reckoner

This week's CMS Ready Reckoner has been updated (2/12/19) and is now available to download. If you have any questions re…

News 07 Nov 2019

BDA Scotland Oral Cancer Campaign 2019

Join us in continuing the fight against rising oral cancer in Scotlands Oral cancers in Scotland are among the fastest …

News 04 Nov 2019

Independent prescribing in community pharmacy

You may be aware that recently, we welcomed Scottish Government funding (via NES) for over 60 community pharmacists to u…

News 31 Oct 2019

Registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

We would like to remind community pharmacy owners that all community pharmacy businesses must be registered with the ICO…

News 30 Oct 2019

New Shortages section

Here at CPS we are acutely aware that not a day goes by without some new information about shortages being published. We…

News 28 Oct 2019

Lothian NHS Flu Service from Community Pharmacies

This service has gone live from selected Community Pharmacies in Lothian, for patients aged 18/64 registered at one the …

News 28 Oct 2019

Medicine Supply Alert Notices

Nine medicine supply alert notices have been issued.

News 21 Oct 2019

National exit questionnaire

Thank you to everyone who has responded our national exit questionnaire so far – that’s over 100 of you! Please keep sha…

News 21 Oct 2019

GPhC Launches Dedicated Inspections Website

As part of their ongoing efforts to protect the public and drive improvement in the profession, the pharmacy regulator h…

News 21 Oct 2019

Do you have an interest in pain management?

Our colleagues at the Quality Improvement in Pharmacy Practice collaborative (QIPP) are on the hunt for volunteer pharma…

News 18 Oct 2019

Update on shortages

Our Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Rose Marie Parr, has issued a letter outlining the Scottish and UK Government’s prepar…

News 17 Oct 2019

Shortage Reporter

We’d like to remind contractors to continue to report shortages and items which you cannot source at or below the drug t…

News 15 Oct 2019

New Drug Driving Offence

Earlier this year, we highlighted the introduction of new drug driving offence which would be coming into force.

News 14 Oct 2019

GG&C NHS Flu Service from Community Pharmacies

This service will go live in Community Pharmacies in GG&C who have completed full sign up and training, on Nov 4th, …

News 14 Oct 2019

National MAR Charts – Update

Further to recent messages on the National MAR Chart, some confirmation of the next actions here. We have provided a dr…

News 10 Oct 2019

Pneumococcal Vaccines

Following on from the article in todays newsletter, we have received numerous enquiries regarding Pneumococcal Vaccines.…

News 10 Oct 2019

Class 2 Medicines Recall

The MHRA has released a Class 2 medicines recall on all unexpired Zantac POM products. They are doing this as a precauti…

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