News 02 Jun 2020

Test and Protect: PPE guidance for pharmacy teams

If you watched Harry’s video last week, you will have picked up that the Test and Protect scheme which is central to Sco…

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 01 Jun 2020

MCR Ready Reckoner

This week’s MCR Ready Reckoner has been updated (01/06/2020) and is now available to download or you can view it via the…

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 29 May 2020

Prescription Collection – Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 is prescription collection courier day. We would like to say a big Thank you to all our pharmacy t…

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 11 May 2020

Changes to the PVG Scheme

Disclosure Scotland have made temporary changes to how applications are processed.  They have been working closely with …

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…

News 01 Apr 2020

April Drug Tariff Reset

Community Pharmacy Scotland and the Scottish Government agreed upon a 3 year funding deal which comes into effect as of …

News 25 Mar 2020

Community pharmacy public awareness campaign

Have a listen to our public awareness campaign on Clyde 1 Radio highlighting the increase in demand during the Coronavir…

News 19 Mar 2020

Patients urged not to stockpile medicines

Amanda Rae Head of Policy and Development engaging the media and urges patients not to stockpile medicines.

News 11 Mar 2020

Experiential Learning placements: University of Strathclyde process now open

The University of Strathclyde (UoS) are now looking for community pharmacies to express an interest in hosting undergrad…

News 09 Mar 2020

Organisation of Experiential Learning across Scotland

For the 2020/21 academic year there will be two processes for the organisation of experiential learning across Scotland:…

News 06 Mar 2020

Pharmacist IP Update Briefing March 2020

At CPS, we are committed to achieving our vision of having an independent prescriber delivering a common clinical condit…

News 03 Mar 2020

3-year funding deal agreed

We are pleased to announce that the CPS Board have finalised a three-year funding deal, a first for the pharmacy network…

News 03 Mar 2020

MPharm student experiential learning placements

If you normally take undergraduate students for EL placements (or you would like to!) – things are changing this year!

News 24 Feb 2020

Project You Wellbeing - Fife Pilot

On 24 February, the Scottish Government will be launching ‘Project You’, a Wellbeing Social Marketing Campaign Pilot. Th…

News 24 Feb 2020

Last chance to have your say: Do you dispense unlicensed (“special”) medicines?

Our colleague Lynn Morrison is conducting some research into pharmacists’ experiences in handling unlicensed medicines a…

News 20 Feb 2020

March Drug Tariff Part 7 Addition - Melatonin 3mg Tablets

From the 1st March 2020 licensed Melatonin 3mg tablets will be added to part 7 of the drug tariff. The tariff price has …

News 19 Feb 2020

Health and Sport Committee

Over the last 4 week's we have been representing community pharmacy at the Health & Sport Committee giving evidence …

News 10 Feb 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 04 Feb 2020

Quality improvement 2019/20 – Smoking cessation

Part of the requirements for this year’s QI funding involved community pharmacies working to further improve their deliv…

News 30 Jan 2020

Understanding how a future national ARHAI service could be delivered

The Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Group within Health Protection Scotland (HPS) a…

News 29 Jan 2020

2020 General Pharmacy Services Customer Survey

NHS NSS have now released this year’s web-only survey which has new questions alongside the familiar ones. By completing…

News 23 Jan 2020

Glasgow Roadshow – Update from the Event

Big thanks to everyone who attended the meeting on January 22nd at the Village Hotel. It fantastic to see you all there …

News 22 Jan 2020

Dosette/Multi-Compartment Compliance Pack Supply and Other Weekly Dispensing to Patients

We have had a few enquiries on the weekly supply of medicines and dosette packs to patients. Where a weekly supply is r…

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