News 03 Jul 2020

Smoking or Vaping Whilst waiting in Queues

Following correspondence from concerned members of the public on the practice of smoking or vaping whilst waiting in que…

News 02 Jul 2020

PPE Masks - Wear and tear issues with limited batches

We have been made aware that, although meeting rigorous safety checks, based on user feedback some batches of PPE masks …

News 30 Jun 2020

Prescription Collection – Thursday 2nd July 2020

Thursday 2nd July 2020 is prescription collection courier day. We would like to say a big Thank You to all our pharmacy …

News 29 Jun 2020

MCR Ready Reckoner

This week’s MCR Ready Reckoner has been updated and is now available to download or you can view it via the App.

News 24 Jun 2020

Remote Prescribing by NHS 24 Clinicians

NHS24 have an important message about a new way of working with community pharmacy and are set to introduce a new approa…

News 23 Jun 2020

PMR Functionality

With a launch date of the 29th of July now confirmed for NHS Pharmacy First Scotland, you might be wondering why your PM…

News 22 Jun 2020

COVID-19 Risk Assessments

Risk Assessment Statement from Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC The emerging evidence surrounding COVID-19 is…

News 15 Jun 2020

Courier Bags

We know the scenario all too well. It’s prescription collection time, you go to retrieve a Parcelforce bag to put your p…

News 09 Jun 2020

Independent Prescribing: 2020/21 Funding

The original Pharmacy First Service launch briefings and roadshows included initial details for planning and funding for…

News 05 Jun 2020

Test and Protect - Sharing Good Practice

Protect Yourself – Protect Your Colleagues – Protect Your Community

News 01 Jun 2020

Enabling Near Me in community pharmacies

Near Me is NHS Scotland’s video consulting service. It can be used to reduce exposure to coronavirus by enabling both pa…

News 29 May 2020

Update on Ranitidine Oral Suspension

As you will likely know, there have been ongoing supply issues with Ranitidine products, as detailed in MSAN (2020) 39. …

News 27 May 2020

NES Survey - Experiential Learning 2020/21

Robert Gordon University, the University of Strathclyde and NES Pharmacy are keen to explore how to safely deliver exper…

News 27 May 2020

NHS Near Me and Community Pharmacy

Many of you will have heard of NHS Near Me (or Attend Anywhere) which is a video consultation platform that has been led…

News 20 May 2020

NHS 24 Coronavirus Communication Equalities Toolkit

NHS 24 have developed brand new communication channels to help as many people as possible access the COVID-19 informatio…

News 14 May 2020

Delivery Services - SOPs

All pharmacy delivery SOPs will have a safety check built in to follow up on the welfare of patients in the event of rep…

News 18 May 2020

COVID-19 - Prison Release Partner Letter

The following letter from Quentin Fisher, Deputy Director of the Community Justice Division concerns the powers in the C…

News 13 May 2020

New digital wellbeing hub for Scotland

A new website to support those working in health and social care has been launched. Whether you are an employer or an em…

News 28 Apr 2020

NHS 24 - Phoned in Prescriptions

NHS 24 are, understandably, handling more calls than ever throughout this pandemic. They are also doing much more prescr…

News 22 Apr 2020

Domestic Abuse Toolkit

Pharmacy teams have always had a duty to safeguard the wellbeing of people using their services, but in a time where the…

News 13 May 2020

COVID-19 - Reordering PPE Clarification

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE for COVID-19) Guidance for pharmacy teams UPDATED 13/05/20 - Following a letter from…

News 14 Apr 2020

Facemasks Shelf Life Extension Clarification

We understand why many of you have raised concerns over PPE expiry dates recently. The Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr.…

News 13 Apr 2020

Changes to Vita-POS

As of the 1st April 2020, Vita-POS Eye Ointment has been removed from the Scottish Drug Tariff and been replaced by Hylo…

News 09 Apr 2020

Class 2 Drug Alert

The MHRA has released a Class 2 medicines recall on unexpired Emerade (Adrenaline) Auto-Injectors. They are doing this b…

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