News 23 Feb 2021

Key Facts Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Tests

With the release of the documents re the launch of LFD Tests to Community Pharmacies, we have pulled together the follow…

News 01 Mar 2021

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 11 Feb 2021

Would you like to Join Our User Groups?

We have a User Group at CPS, made up of a great team of CPS members. We send them a variety of messages, asking for opin…

News 04 Feb 2021

Exemptions For Patients Living in other UK Nations

As you will be aware, patient prescription charges still apply to prescriptions originating from other UK countries out …

News 04 Feb 2021

NHS Pharmacy First Service Disallowed Items

In addition to our recent article guiding you through our top tips for prescribing under Pharmacy First, to help you i…

News 03 Feb 2021

Early Career Framework for Community Pharmacists in Scotland

Scottish Government indicated early 2020 the intention to establish a national Community Pharmacy Early Career Framework…

News 20 Jan 2021

On the hunt for some Serial Prescription stars!

We are looking for 2-3 pharmacy team members who are serial prescription whizzes

News 15 Feb 2021

Prescription Collection – Thursday 18th February 2021

Thursday 18th February 2021 is prescription collection courier day. Time again to get counting your prescriptions! For f…

News 14 Jan 2021

ePharmacy Infrastructure Upgrade – Advance Notice of Unavailability

The ePharmacy Infrastructure is to undergo a significant upgrade. The ePharmacy Message Store (ePMS) and Pharmacy Care R…

News 14 Jan 2021

Pharmacy Teams Self-Isolation and Shielding Monthly Data Capture

With the further restrictions put in place it was agreed with the CPS Board to create a platform for recording the numbe…

News 14 Jan 2021

Inhaler Dispensing

Spiriva Respimat Inhalation Solution Cartridge with Device (2.5mcg/dose) is a commonly prescribed inhaler which comes as…

News 14 Jan 2021

Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately)

is a codeword scheme developed by the Home Office to provide a discreet way for victims of domestic abuse to signal that…

News 07 Jan 2021

NHS Pharmacy First Prescribing - Top Tips

At CPS, we always strive to ensure our members are in the know and can claim accurately for the work that they carry out…

News 31 Dec 2020

NHS 24 Feedback Survey - Coming Soon!

Next week, we will be working with our colleagues at NHS24 to gather your feedback on what has gone well and what could …

News 21 Dec 2020

October eSchedules Update

You will soon receive your eSchedules detailing your payments for the month of October, paid December. In light of this,…

News 17 Dec 2020

Brexit & Community Pharmacy - Guidance

As of 14/12/20, we do not know if a deal will be struck between the UK Government and the EU around the terms of our exi…

News 16 Dec 2020

Pharmacy First - Changes to UCF and Prescription Submission

With the introduction of the new national Pharmacy First service, and the resulting changes to the minor ailments servic…

News 16 Dec 2020

Important message from NHS 24

The Head of Pharmacy at NHS 24 has an important message for community pharmacy teams

News 09 Dec 2020

NES support for Provisionally registered pharmacists

The GPhC has confirmed that the next opportunity to sit the GPhC registration assessment will be March 2021. It will be …

News 02 Dec 2020

Help find Treatments for COVID-19

PRINCIPLE is a nationwide clinical study from the University of Oxford to find COVID-19 treatments for the over 50s that…

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 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…