News 17 Jun 2019

CMS Ready Reckoner

The CMS Ready Reckoner has been updated (17/06/19) and is now available to download. If you have any questions regarding…

News 13 Jun 2019

Gluten Free Food Service Annual Health Checks

The Community Pharmacy Gluten Free Food Service (GFFS) has been included in a Test of Change across NHS GG&C, Lanark…

News 13 Jun 2019

Guidelines for Minor Ailment Service (MAS) - Disallowed Items

One of the key guidelines for MAS prescribing is that the medicine you supply should be either a P or a GSL line, unless…

News 06 Jun 2019

Deletions from May and June Drug Tariff

Please note that the Otovent Auto-inflation device for glue ear was deleted from Part 3- Appliances in the Scottish Drug…

News 06 Jun 2019

Epanutin Supply Issue

This is update to include both Epanutin Infatabs and Epanutin 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension

News 28 May 2019

Applications open for CPHB Associate Members

Following our recent elections, some CPHB Committees still have vacancies available for Associate Members for the new te…

News 27 May 2019

Focus on: Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Did you know that the PGD for EHC can vary by Health Board, as can the first-line treatment?

News 27 May 2019

Tick Bites, Lyme Disease and Community Pharmacy

Many thanks to everyone who has been in contact following recent articles on Lyme Disease.

News 01 Jun 2019

Operational Logbook June 2019

The Community Pharmacy Scotland Operational Logbook for June 2019 is now available to download.

News 25 Apr 2019

SG confirms the 19/20 Financial Package

Community Pharmacy Scotland has received the details of the financial package which will be implemented by the Scottish …

News 25 Apr 2019

Chloramphenicol supply issues

We have been made aware that there may be intermittent supply issues with the POM pack of chloramphenicol in the coming …

News 25 Apr 2019

Stoma training

Most pharmacies in Scotland are signed up to provide stoma appliances and advice to patients – did you know that there i…

News 24 Apr 2019

19/20 Financial Arrangements

Circular PCA(P)(2019)7 advises the community pharmacy network of the outcome of the negotiations for the community pharm…

News 16 Apr 2019

New GPhC guidance for online pharmacy

The GPhC has today published new guidance for pharmacies relating to patients use of online pharmacies. This is followin…

News 05 Apr 2019

Continuity of Supply of Medicines in a No Deal Brexit

RoseMarie Parr, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, has written this letter to a number of organisations to describe plans bei…

News 20 Mar 2019

PCA(P)(2019)6 - Gluten Free Food Prescribable Product List

This Circular advises that the Gluten Free Food Prescribable Product List to be used in conjunction with the community p…

News 07 Mar 2019

Circular PCA(P)(2019)5

This Circular provides information for NHS Boards, Prescribers and community pharmacies on the current supply issue with…

News 27 May 2019

Pharmacy First Update

You may already be aware of the movement of UTI and Impetigo Pharmacy First services into the central Global Sum funding…

News 19 Feb 2019

Gluten Free Food Service Project

CPS and Coeliac UK are working together on a joint project to identify potential undiagnosed coeliac patients and highli…

News 06 Feb 2019

Schedule 3 change for Gabapentin / Pregabalin

Gabapentin and pregabalin will become Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs in April 2019. The Controlled Drug Accountable Officer…

News 31 Jan 2019

Carbamazepine (Carbegen) Supply Issue

As Carbamazepine is considered a Category 1* anti-epileptic medication, patients should normally be maintained on the sa…

News 10 Apr 2019

Duty of Candour Update

It’s now been a year since the implementation of the Duty of Candour legislation, and the first annual reports are now d…

News 27 Mar 2019

Gluten Free Food Service (GFFS)

CPS is part of a working group looking at the Patient Pathway for Coeliac Disease and the important role Community Pharm…

News 04 Feb 2019

Gluten Free Food Products

With the change to the English Gluten Free Formula there have been reports, when dispensing items, PMR’s are displaying …