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CMS Ready Reckoner (5/12/2016) is now available to download.
If you have any questions about the Ready Reckoner please email Emma Taylor.
The Operational Logbook for December 2016 is now available to download.
The Be healthwise campaign is fronted by 'Dr Owl' – you may have seen him on TV, or posters and leaflets.
Dr Owl urges people to be ready for winter ailments, which means that services are kept free for people who need them.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to public health with latest data confirming that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat. It is therefore vital that awareness of this issue is raised and that antibiotics are used in a prudent manner to help slow down resistance and keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.
Scottish Government has identified an immediate requirement to identify a short-term solution to allow pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs) who work in GP practices to prescribe electronically. This is part of the ongoing work to support the current and future resourcing pressures being faced by GP Practices and NHS Boards with a longer term solution likely to be provided by the current General Practitioner IT system reprovisioning project. A National Task and Finish group has been convened to support this work led by Ewan Morrison, Director of Pharmacy for National Services Scotland.
We are pleased to announce the release of our financial framework document. It serves as an overview to the agreed financial package for 2016/17 and more detailed information on each of the payments can be found on the supporting webpage.
We are pleased to introduce our Annual Report for 2015/16. This will give you an insight into what we have been up to these last 12 eventful months.
From August dispensing Practitioner Services have been deducting monies from the fixed operations and development payment for non-completion of CHI on CPUS forms for the gluten free service. Payment Verification have shared the information on CHI completion and we are contacting contractors affected via email where money is being deducted.
This circular advises of the Drug Tariff Part 7 and Part 11 discount clawback rate for dispensing months October - December 2016.
Following the recent circular PCA(P)(2016) 15, we anticipated that this topic would require us to provide some additional support to contractors, and as such we published a “How to” guide which hopefully provided some useful guidance.
Community Pharmacy Scotland's Monthly Mailing for November 2016