CanStopSmoking Website Decommissioned

As of today, the NHS CanStopSmoking.com website which you may signpost smoking cessation clients to has been shut down. 

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  • CanStopSmoking Website Decommissioned

    As of today, the NHS CanStopSmoking.com website which you may signpost smoking cessation clients to has been shut down. 

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  • Important - QI Modules Deadline

    It has come to our attention that some advice we have recently given should be updated. We advised that the QI Modules outlined in PCA(P)(2016)15 only had to be commenced, and not completed, by the 31st of March 2017. 

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  • CMS Ready Reckoner

    CMS Ready Reckoner (20/3/2017) is now available to download.

    If you have any questions about the Ready Reckoner please email Emma Taylor.

  • Important - Changes in law affecting complaints

    As of the 1st of April, the law on how complaints relating to NHS services are handled is changing. This extends to include many community pharmacy services, such as dispensing, minor ailments and smoking cessation to name but a few.

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  • Payment Verification review following Updated MAS directions

    In July 2016 new directions were published for the minor ailments service introducing key principles for the provision and operation of the service.  

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  • Dr Schär survey

    Dr Schär are running a survey to determine what our members would like from them as a gluten free foods manufacturer to support delivery of the gluten free foods service.  

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  • Reminder - QI/CPW forms deadline

    We would like to encourage contractors to return their QI/Closer Partnership Working declaration to Pharmacy Payments by the stated deadline of 31/03/2017. 

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  • Changes to e-Cigarette regulations

    As of the 1st of April, any business wishing to be involved in the sale of e-Cigarettes or other vaping products will be able to register themselves on the new Register of Tobacco and Nicotine Vapour Product Retailers. 

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  • Introduction of SWAN Secure Wifi

    We have previously communicated along with Practitioner Services that from January 2017 the SWAN (Scottish Wide Area Network) provided to community pharmacies will be refreshed and extended to include a SWAN managed wireless network.  This will allow connection of wireless enabled devices to the local SWAN network within the pharmacy, including hand held tablets.

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  • No Smoking Day

    As of this year, the British Heart Foundation have decided against running the UK-wide National No Smoking Day campaign. We believe that this significant opportunity to engage with smokers and encourage them to consider quitting is too good to lose. As a result, we have decided to join in with ASH Scotland's efforts to keep No Smoking Day alive in Scotland! Read more...

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