PCA 2014

PCA (P) 2014

18/12/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)30

Gluten Free Food Additional Pharmaceutical Service Trial Extension

This Circular advises NHS Boards, community pharmacy contractors and other interested parties of a 6 month extension to 30 September 2015 of the Gluten Free Food Additional Pharmaceutical Service.


18/12/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)29

Seasonal Influenza Immunisation 2015-16: Vaccine Supply Arrangements Summary For Non Dispensing GP Practices

This Circular is intended to provide a summary for non dispensing GP practices only of the actions for them related to the ordering of influenza vaccines for the 2015-16 flu season.  These actions are the same as those published in NHS Circular PCA (P)  (2014) 28/ NHS Circular PCA (M) (2014) 13 which provides the full context of vaccine supply arrangements for the seasonal influenza immunisation programme for the 2015-16 season for all stakeholders.


18/12/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)28

Seasonal Influenza Immunisation 2015-16: 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 2015-16; and
  • prescribes the actions required of GPs, community pharmacy contractors and flu vaccine co-ordinators to ensure that supply arrangements are appropriately risk managed.

17/12/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)27

Pharmaceutical Services Amendments To Drug Tariff In Respect Of Remuneration Arrangements From 1 January 2015

This Circular advises of changes in the Drug Tariff with respect to remuneration arrangements for the dispensing quarter January- March 2015, in particular with respect to the introduction of two temporary payments for that period.


12/11/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)26

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 2014-15.


12/11/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)25

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 2014-15.


07/11/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)24

Pharmaceutical Services Amendments To Drug Tariff In Respect Of Advance Payment Arrangements From 1 December 2014

This Circular advises of changes in the Drug Tariff to advance payment arrangements with effect from advance payments for December 2014 dispensings paid January 2015 with final November 2014 payments.


16/10/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)23

Additional PharmaceuticalServices Public Health Service Directions 2014

This Circular advises of revisions to Directions in respect of the Smoking Cessation Service available through Community Pharmacy following recent revisions to the Service Specifications and issue of the Varenicline Patient Group Direction (PGD).


16/10/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)22

Amendment to Drug Tariff - Discount Clawback Rate Pt 7 Generic Drugs

This circular advises of arrangements in the Scottish Drug Tariff with respect to the discount clawback rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Pt 7 for dispensings from 1st October 2014 onwards for non ZD items.


02/10/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)21

Amendment to Drug Tariff - Discount Claw-back Scale Pt11 Proprietary Drugs

This 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 September 2014 only.


02/10/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)20

 

Amendment to Drug Tariff - Discount Claw-back Rate Pt 7 Generic Drugs

This circular advises of the discount claw-back rate in respect of reimbursement for items listed at Pt 7 for dispensing from September 2014 in the Scottish Drug Tariff.


02/10/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)19

Remuneration Changes from 1st October 2014

This circular advises of changes to remuneration arrangements with effect from October 2014 dispensings. We have also created a Key Facts document about the changes.


11/09/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)18

Pharmaceutical Services: Amendment to Drug Tariff in respect of claim arrangements for PHS and EHS

An updated form is to be used with immediate effect in respect of claims for provision of Public Health Service –Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC).


25/07/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)17

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 2014-15.


14/07/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)16

Community Pharmacist: Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics: Funding for 2014-15

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


30/06/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)15

NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014

This circular details a number of changes to the NHS Regulations which set out the process to be followed for processing applications for inclusion in the pharmaceutical list.


30/06/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)14

Pharmaceutical Services Amendments to Drug Tariff in respect of Remuneration Arrangements from 1 July - 30 September 2014 - Operation & Development Payment.

This circular advises of changes in the Drug Tariff to remuneration arrangements with effect from July 2014 Dispensings in respect of the Operations & Development Payment.


19/06/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)13

Pharmaceutical Services Amendments to Drug Tariff in respect of Remuneration Arrangements from 1 July 2014 - Public Health Service (PHS) (Smoking Cessation) Payment

Further to circular  PCA (P) (2014) 12 - Smoking Cessation Service Specification - the attached circular PCA(P) (2014) 13 advises of the remuneration arrangements for the provision of the service from 1 July 2014.


16/06/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)12

Public Health Services (PHS) - Smoking Cessation Service Revised Service Specification

This Circular advises of changes to the Smoking Cessation Service available through Community Pharmacy and includes the revised Service Specification and varenicline PGD.


30/05/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)11

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 June 2014 onwards for non ZD items.


30/05/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)10

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 yaking effect for dispensings from 1 June 2014


19/05/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)09

Public Health Service Poster Campaigns 2014/15

This circular informs NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of further Public Health Service (PHS) poster campaign topics for 2014/15.


13/05/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)08

Community Pharmacist: Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics: Funding for 2014-15

This Circular advises of funding available to NHS Boards for the provision of community pharmacy supplementary and independent prescribing clinics for 2014-15.


03/04/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)07

Remuneration Arrangements from 1st April 2014

This circular advises of changes to remuneration arrangements with effet from April 2014.


20/03/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)06

Public Health Service Poster Campaigns 2014/15

This Circular informs NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of the Public Health Service (PHS) poster campaign topics for the first 3 campaigns of 2014/15.


07/03/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)05

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 March 2014.


07/03/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)04

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 March 2014 onwards for non ZD items.


11/02/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)01


This Circular is intended to provide a summary for pharmacy contractors and dispensing GP practices only of the actions for them related to the ordering of influenza vaccines for the 2014-15 flu season.


11/02/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)02

Seasonal Influenza Immunisation 2014-15: Vaccine Supply Arrangements Summary for Non Dispensing GP Practices

This Circular is intended to provide a summary for non dispensing GP practices only of the actions for them related to the ordering of influenza vaccines for the 2014-15 flu season.


07/02/2014 - PCA(P)(2014)03

Pharmaceutical Services Amendment to Drug Tariff Essential Small Pharmacy Remuneration Payments

This Circular advises of an amendment to the Drug Tariff to correct an anomaly in respect of remuneration payments to a small sub set of nominal Essential Small Pharmacies for the dispensing months October 2013 to March 2014.