News 21 Aug 2019

Minor Ailment Service Replacement

You might be wondering what’s been happening with the Minor Ailment Service since the announcement in 2018 that there we…

News 20 Aug 2019

New CPS shortages guidance for pharmacy teams endorsed by NHS Boards

We know that medicines shortages have been a regular occurrence for years and continue to be an issue for community phar…

News 12 Aug 2019

Experiential Learning Nominations

NHS Education For Scotland (NES) would like to take this opportunity to invite you to nominate potential placements for …

News 12 Aug 2019

Update – Looking for facilitators for NES Unscheduled care events - dates added!

Are you passionate about ensuring continuity of care for patients when it comes to medicines? NES are looking for experi…

News 12 Aug 2019

NES Foundation vocational training – Applications close on 29th August!!!

Are you a recently qualified Pharmacist in the first 2-3 years of your career? Looking for that next development step?

News 19 Aug 2019

Safety Culture Discussion Cards

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are distributing Safety Culture Discussion Cards in August.

News 19 Aug 2019

CMS Ready Reckoner

This week's CMS Ready Reckoner (19/8/2019) is now available to download.

News 01 Aug 2019

Operational Logbook August 2019

The Operational Logbook for August 2019 is now available to download.

News 30 Jul 2019

Advice on New Melatonin Products

As you may already be aware, several new Melatonin products have been released onto the market, which are licensed.

News 01 Aug 2019

Introducing our new charity partner - Alzheimer Scotland

CPS are delighted to announce that Alzheimer Scotland will be our new Charity Partner from August 2019.

News 30 Jul 2019

Calling all Pharmacy Technicians in the Community

The National Pharmacy Technicians’ group for Scotland (NPTGS) are carrying out some really exciting work to raise the pr…

News 30 Jul 2019


In recent months, you might have heard colleagues in the pharmacy world talking about Pharmacotherapy services – but jus…

News 29 Jul 2019

Drug driving update for pharmacy teams

On the 21st of October 2019, a new drug-driving offence will come into force. There is already a law in place to cover …

News 24 Jul 2019

Courier Guidance Notes

To reduce the chance of the Parcelforce bags bursting and prescriptions being lost/damaged on their way to P&CFS, pl…

News 19 Jul 2019

Sanofi Supply Disruption

The manufacturer Sanofi has advised of temporary disruption to their supply chain due to an issue with their logistics c…

News 16 Jul 2019

Are you up to date with the latest Circulars?

Last week saw two new circulars released by the Scottish Government. The first details the financial settlement for comm…

News 10 Jul 2019

NES Foundation Vocational training – are you interested?

After a successful first two years, NES are looking to gauge potential interest for their third and fourth cohorts on th…

News 08 Jul 2019

PCA(P)(2019)13 - Community Pharmacy Funding Settlement 2019-20

The Scottish Government have released circular PCA(P)(2019)13 which informs our members of the outcome of negotiations f…

News 02 Jul 2019

Supply Issues

There are a number of recent supply issues which we have collated for easy viewing, look out for our new section of the …

News 02 Jul 2019

MHRA Issues Class 2 Medicines Recall

As a precaution, the MHRA are issuing a recall of three B&S Healthcare products from UK pharmacies.

News 01 Jul 2019

Operational Logbook July 2019

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

News 28 Jun 2019

Pharmacy First Update - Reminder

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

News 27 Jun 2019

New MHRA resources to support Yellow Card reporting

The MHRA have created some new online resources to assist patients with completing a Yellow Card report of a suspected s…

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…

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