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CMS Ready Reckoner (20/2/2017) is now available to download.
If you have any questions about the Ready Reckoner please email Emma Taylor.
Due to a late price change notification and an incorrect automation map, Practitioner Services have informed us of adjustments in the supplementary and services payments tab of the eschedule. A description of the adjustments is in the table below.
NES Pharmacy has developed a new training resource to aid community pharmacy staff in the effective management of over-the-counter (OTC) consultations, specifically direct product requests or advice on the treatment of a condition or symptom.
This Healthcare Improvement Scotland survey will help provide feedback for those who helped set up the antibiotic awareness campaign in community pharmacies. Please take some time to fill it out.
As most of you with a direct SWAN connection will have heard by now, NSS is undertaking an upgrade to the network, installing WiFi routers which will allow for secure data transfer via WiFi-enabled devices on these premises. Read more...
The Operational Logbook for February 2017 is now available to download.
We have created an updated list of Closer Partnership Working examples and ideas.
We hope this will share best practice and generate ideas for contractors to work with their healthcare partners on.
Please contact Adam in the policy office with any questions or feedback.
Thanks to NHS Highland and Clare Morrison (Lead Pharmacist, Quality Improvement), we are delighted to be able to share this valuable resource with you to support the recent QI activities. Clare talks us through the subjects of Quality Improvement and the Safety Climate Survey, highlighting how good team engagement can lead to real improvements in patient safety and ways of working.
Thanks, Clare – Inspiring stuff!
If you have any questions about QI or Closer Partnership working, get in touch with Adam in the office.
We have been made aware of difficulties in sourcing a licensed product for disulfiram 200mg tablets and we understand that the difficulties are not expected to be resolved in the very near future.
NES are in the early stages of developing a new training programme for the community sector, aimed at recently qualified pharmacists.
This circular gives details of the extended MAS pilot commencing in Inverclyde. Updated Directions have been produced to reflect the extended service provision in the pilot area.
CPS eNewsletter for February 2017