News 01 Dec 2020

Prescription Collection – Thursday 3rd December 2020

Thursday 3rd December  2020 is prescription collection courier day. During these busy times, the continued co-operation …

News 26 Nov 2020

Pharmacy First Activity Payment

You should now have received your eSchedules relating to the month of September, which were sent out yesterday. You may …

News 25 Nov 2020

NES Support for provisionally registered Pharmacists in Scotland

Turas Learn pages are available to support both provisional registrants and their supporting senior pharmacists in Scotl…

News 11 Nov 2020

Contacting Your Local Heath Board Contractor Committee

Within CPS, at the forefront of local service negotiation and development are our fourteen Health Board committees. Thes…

News 09 Nov 2020

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 30 Nov 2020

MCR Ready Reckoner

This week’s MCR Ready Reckoner has been updated (30/11/2020) and is now available to download or you can view it via the…

News 13 Nov 2020

eSchedules Update

Last week we sent out some information regarding the anomaly that was present in the August eSchedules sent out, where t…

News 05 Nov 2020

NHS Pharmacy First Plus Early Adopters - Tell us your Stories!

We know it's not been in place for long, but we are really keen to hear from anyone who is delivering NHS Pharmacy First…

News 04 Nov 2020

Launch of NES Community Pharmacy Technician Foundation Vocational Training (FVT)

NES Pharmacy is inviting newly registered pharmacy technicians to take part in a pilot of their new Vocational Training …

News 29 Oct 2020

Coeliac Disease – Community Pharmacy Gluten Free Food Service

The Community Pharmacy Gluten-Free Food Service forms part of the wider Modernising Patient Pathways for Coeliac Disease…

News 29 Oct 2020

NHS 24 Remote Prescribing and Community Pharmacy

Our colleagues at NHS 24 have provided us with some feedback around prescribing out of hours and are asking that you ple…

News 21 Oct 2020

NHS Pharmacy First Approved List – First Technical Changes

Following feedback from our pharmacy teams, here are the first two technical changes.

News 14 Oct 2020

NHS PFS Approved List - Technical Feedback

Following the Scottish Government's publication of their NHS PFS Approved list in July, we have had some very helpful fe…

News 01 Oct 2020

Additions and Changes to Part 7 – 1st October 2020

As of the 1st October 2020, all items from the Approved list for NHS Pharmacy First Scotland in Part 17 of the drugs lis…

News 01 Oct 2020

Serial Prescriptions Best Practice

With the emergence of COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions, you may have seen an increase in the number of patients b…

News 25 Sep 2020

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland Service: Approved List of Products

The NHS Pharmacy First Scotland approved list of products has been updated. The latest version can be found by hitting t…

News 16 Sep 2020

A Letter of Thanks from the GP OOH Services in Scotland

Dr Sian Tucker (Chair National Operations Group Scotland), wrote to us on behalf of the GP out of hours services in Scot…

News 15 Sep 2020

English Prescription Charges

The National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2…

News 02 Sep 2020

New ePharmacy Verification Certificate to be Downloaded

The renewal of the ePharmacy Verification certificate which is used to secure the content of some message responses from…

News 27 Aug 2020

IP Course and Funding Details

This week NES have advertised five courses which are open to community pharmacists. The courses are FULLY funded includi…

News 19 Aug 2020

Changes to PVG Scheme Process

As part of your membership to Community Pharmacy Scotland, when your employees complete PVG Scheme applications, you hav…

News 19 Aug 2020

What Counts as a Consultation...

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland ConsultationsAt CPS, we have had an increasing number of enquiries around what can and canno…

News 13 Aug 2020

NHS24 ECS Dedicated Line Withdrawal

From Friday the 21st August, NHS 24 will withdraw the temporary NHS 24 ECS access line that has been running since the C…

News 10 Aug 2020

Emergency Care Summary Survey Responses

Earlier this year we released a survey looking to understand how ECS is being used so that we can demonstrate the benefi…