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 14 Sep 2020

MCR Ready Reckoner

This week’s MCR Ready Reckoner has been updated (14/9/2020) and is now available to download or you can view it via the …

News 17 Sep 2020

Prescription Collection – Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Tuesday 22nd September 2020 is prescription collection courier day. During these busy times, the continued co-operation …

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…

News 06 Aug 2020

Smoking and Vaping in Queues

We wrote to pharmacy teams a few weeks ago on behalf of the Scottish Government to raise the issue of smoking and vaping…

News 03 Aug 2020

NHS PFS – National Patient Group Directions

In case you missed it in amongst all the flurry of communications around NHS Pharmacy First Scotland, the national PGDs …

News 03 Aug 2020

Community Pharmacy and Test and Protect

This letter updates the pharmacy network on the latest around Test and Protect, face coverings and PPE use. In lig…

News 27 Jul 2020

Disallowed Items- Update

Every month you will receive your eSchedule from P&CFS, with a section regarding items that have been disallowed. At…

News 23 Jul 2020

NHS 24 Prescribing Communications to Pharmacies

NHS 24 are introducing a new approach for remote prescribing where we would now be sending an email to the community pha…

News 22 Jul 2020

Updated Guidance on Vitamin D

Vitamin D is required for maintaining good bone health. Our main source comes  from sunlight.

News 21 Jul 2020

NES Resources Supporting Provisionally Registered & Senior Pharmacists

The GPhC registration assessment is the final requirement for GPhC registration following successful completion of the M…

News 16 Jul 2020

Guidance Sheet: NHS Pharmacy First Scotland in the Care Home setting

On the 29th of July 2020, a new service which offers consultations and advice for minor illnesses will be launched in al…

News 16 Jul 2020

Applications open for CPHB Associate Members

Some CPHB Committees still have vacancies available for Associate Members for the new term 2019-2022. Any Associate Memb…

News 15 Jul 2020

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland: GP team guidance

This week, the Scottish Government have sent all GP practice teams a short guidance leaflet on NHS Pharmacy First Scotla…

News 13 Jul 2020

Employing a Pre-Registered Pharmacist - Information from the GPhC

Employing a Provisionally Registered Pharmacist -  Information from GPhC for Employers

News 09 Jul 2020

Sale and Provision of COVID 19 Rapid Antibody Testing

Statement on the Sale and Provision of COVID 19 Rapid Antibody Testing

News 07 Jul 2020

Face Coverings – Guidance for Pharmacy Teams

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement that face coverings would be mandatory in enclosed indoor spaces such a…

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…

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