PCA 2013

November 2013 - PCA(P)(2013)29

Additional Pharmaceutical Services Introduction of Gluten Free Food Service Timetable, Directions and Service Specification

This Circular announces the introduction of the new Gluten Free Food (GFF) Additional Pharmaceutical Service on a trial basis. It details a timetable, includes Directions and the service specification and details remuneration arrangements under the Drug Tariff.


29/11/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)32

Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Drug Tariff: Introduction of new Pt 7U

This Circular advises of the introduction of a new Pt 7U to the Drug Tariff effective from 1 December 2013.


29/11/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)31

Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Pt 11: Discount Clawback Scale for Proprietary Drugs

This Circular advises of an amendment to the Drug Tariff Part 11 concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of proprietary drugs to community pharmacy contractors taking effect for dispensings from 1 December 2013.


29/11/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)30

Pharmaceutical Services Amendment to Drug Tariff Discount Claw Back Rate Pt 7 Generic Drugs

This Circular advises of a change in the Scottish Drug Tariff to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Pt 7 for dispensings from 1 December 2013 onwards for non ZD items.


21/11/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)22

Community Pharmacy Contract: Infrastructure Support - Staff Training

This circular provides NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors with details of the financial support being made available for staff training for the financial year 2013-14.


30/10/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)27

Public Health Service Campaigns 2013-14 Updated List

This Circular updates NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors on the Public Health Service (PHS) poster campaign topics for 2013-14.


01/10/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)26

Pharmaceutical Services: Amendments to Drug Tariff in Respect of Remuneration Arrangements Effective 1 October 2013.

This circular advises of changes in the Drug Tariff to remuneration arrangements effective from October 2013 Dispensings.


24/09/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)25

Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Pt 11: Discount Clawback Scale for Proprietary Drugs.

This Circular advises of an amendment to the Drug Tariff Part 11 concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of proprietary drugs to community pharmacy contractors with effect from 1 October 2013.


02/09/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)24

Pharmaceutical Services - Amendment to Drug Tariff discount claw back rate Pt 7 Generic Drugs

This Circular advises of a change in the Scottish Drug Tariff to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Pt 7 for dispensings from 1 September 2013 onwards for non ZD items.


21/08/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)23

Community Pharmacy Remuneration - Use of Complex Dispensing Payment Flags

The Annex to this Circular provides further clarification in Question and Answer format for community pharmacy contractors and Health Boards, where questions arise about the advice in NHS Circular PCA(P)(2013) 21 regarding the use of
Complex Dispensing Need flags in the relevant PCRs for future contractor remuneration purposes.


29/07/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)21

Financial Settlement Agreed for 2013/14 and 2014/15

This Circular advises of changes in the Drug Tariff to remuneration arrangements and future intentions effective for July and October 2013 dispensings plus advance advice of other planned changes where detail is to follow- all following the finalisation of a community pharmacy funding settlement for 2013-14 and 2014-15.


22/07/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)20

Pharmacist Assistant Training Grant Funding

This Circular provides NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors with details of the financial support being made available for Pharmacist Assistant training for the financial year 2013/14.


19/07/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)19

Community Pharmacist: Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics: Funding for 2013-14

This Circular confirms funding to be made for community pharmacist supplementary and independent prescribing clinics for 2013-14.


27/06/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)18

Community Pharmacy Services: Drug Tariff Remuneration Arrangement Amendments CMS Phasing Payment June 2013 Dispensings Onwards

This Circular advises of amendments with effect for June 2013 dispensings to certain remuneration arrangements for community pharmacy contractors providing pharmaceutical services as included in the Drug Tariff, in particular the CMS Phasing Payment, and in respect of patients added to the list between 1 June 2013 and 30 June 2013.


14/06/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)17

Hospital Based Prescription (HBP) Stationery

This circular advises NHS Boards of changes to HBP (hospital based prescription) stationery and the discontinuation of HBPN and HBPP prescription forms.


31/05/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)16

Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Service – Revised Directions

This Circular advises of amendments to the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Service Directions 2007, removing the restriction on prescribing of controlled drugs following amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.


PCA (P) 2013

31/05/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)15

Community Pharmacy Services: Drug Tariff Remuneration Arrangements April 2013 Dispensing Onwards Non Transition Contractors Receiving Care Home Payments

Circular advises of amendments with effect for dispensings April 2013 onwards to certain remuneration arrangements for those community pharmacy contractors not in transition and receiving the care home dispensing payment


31/05/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)14

Pharmaceutical Services Amendment to Drug Tariff Discount Clawback Rate Part 7 Generic Drugs

Circular advises of a change in the Scottish Drug Tariff to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Part 7 to community pharmacy contractors for dispensings from 1 June 2013 onwards for non ZD items


31/05/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)13

Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Annex A: Discount Clawback Scale for Proprietary Drugs

This Circular advises of an amendment to the Drug Tariff Annex A concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of proprietary drugs to community pharmacy contractors with effect from 1 June 2013.


29/05/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)12

Public Health Service Poster Campaigns for 2013/14

This Circular informs NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of the Public Health Service (PHS) poster campaign topics for 2013-14.


29/04/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)11

Community Pharmacy Services: Drug Tariff Remuneration Arrangements April 2013 Dispensing Onwards

This Circular advises of amendments with effect for dispensings April 2013 onwards to certain remuneration arrangements for community pharmacy contractors providing pharmaceutical services as included in the Drug Tariff, including advance notification of one change to take effect for dispensings month July 2013 so contractors have due notice to review their electronic claims practice.


19/04/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)10

Pharmaceutical Services: Community Pharmacist Practitioner Champions

This Circular informs NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of the intention to continue funding for Community Pharmacist Practitioner Champions in 2013 - 14.


09/04/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)9

Community Pharmacist: Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics: Funding for 2013-14

This Circular provides an estimate of intended funding to be made for community pharmacist supplementary and independent prescribing clinics for 2013-14 and requests information on Boards’ projected spend.


27/03/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)8

Amendment to Drug Tariff Discount Clawback Rate PT 7 Generic Drugs

This Circular advises of a change in the Scottish Drug Tariff to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Pt 7 for dispensings from 1 April 2013 onwards for non ZD items.


25/03/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)7

Amendment to Annex A: Discount Clawback Scale for Proprietary Drugs

This Circular advises of an amendment to the Drug Tariff Annex A concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursement of proprietary drugs with effect from 1 April 2013.


15/02/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)6

Ordering of Specials

This Circular advises of amendments to the Drug Tariff which clarify the reimbursement arrangements for unlicensed medicines ordered but not yet dispensed at 1 February 2013 - the date of effect of the new arrangements advised of in NHS Circular PCA (P) (2013) 4, and to the arrangements for claiming, exceptionally, additional costs preauthorised by the Health Board in respect of dispensing of Part 7S preparations.


07/02/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)5

Pharmacist Assistant Training Grant Funding

This Circular provides NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors with details of the financial support being made available for Pharmacist Assistant training for the financial year 2012/13.


31/01/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)4

Reimbursement of Specials

This Circular advises of changes to the Drug Tariff effective for dispensings 1 February 2013 onwards in respect of reimbursement of costs borne by community pharmacy contractors when dispensing NHS
prescriptions for specialist preparations and imported unlicensed medicines.


23/01/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)3

BNF & BNFC Apps

This NHS Circular advises of the availability of the British National Formulary (BNF) and the British National Formulary for children (BNFC) Apps.


07/01/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)2

Pharmaceutical Services Drug Tariff Amendment Phasing Payment (CMS) Eligibility

This Circular advises of an amendment to the Drug Tariff effective 1 April 2012 to extend the eligibility of successor contractors to receive the Phasing Payment (CMS) in the same way as other relevant payments.


Updated 31/01/2013 - PCA(P)(2013)1

Seasonal Influenza Immunisation 2013-14 Vaccine Supply Arrangements

This circular sets out the arrangements which will apply for remunerating and reimbursing community pharmacy contractors and dispensing doctors for the supply of seasonal influenza vaccine in 2013-
14.