PCA 2016

07/12/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)18

Public Health Service Poster Campaigns 2016/17 Update

This circular outlines the latest public health campaigns.

03/11/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)17

Drug Tariff Part 7 and Part 11 – Discount Clawback Scale

This circular advises of the Drug Tariff Part 7 and Part 11 discount clawback rate for the dispensing months October – December 2016.

12/10/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)16

Community Pharmacy Practitioner Champions

This circular outlines the allocation of pharmacy champion money via each Health Board. It also outlines the contractual support focus for the champions in the coming year.

22/9/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)15

Pharmaceutical Services Supporting Continuos Improvement and Closer Partnership Working

This circular advises community pharmacy contractors and NHS Boards of steps to strengthen and embed continuous improvement, and to develop closer partnership working in community pharmacy practice.

22/9/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)14

Community Pharmacist Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics: Update on Funding Arrangements for 2016-17

This circular informs NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of the intention to continue funding for Community Pharmacist Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics in 2016-17.

27/7/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)13 Revised

Amendment to Drug Tariff in Respect of the Gluten Free Food Service Remuneration

This circular advises community pharmacy contractors and NHS Boards of an amendment to the Drug Tariff from 1 August 2016 in relation to the Gluten Free Food Service (GFFS).

20/7/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)12

Additional Pharmaceutical Services Minor Ailment Service Directions and Service Specification

This circular encloses revised Directions and a revised service specification for the Minor Ailment Service (MAS). We have produced a statement to go alongside the release of the MAS circular.

18/7/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)11 Revised

Amendments to Drug Tariff in respect of Remuneration Arrangements from 1 April 2016

This circular advises community pharmacy contractors and NHS Boards on the outcome of the negotiations for the community pharmacy funding envelope for 2016-17.  

20/6/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)10

GFFS List of Prescribable Products - June 2016

This Circular advises that the Gluten Free Food Prescribable Product List to be used in conjunction with the community pharmacy Gluten Free Food Service (GFFS) has been updated.

24/5/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)9

Public Health Service Poster Campaigns 2016-17

This Circular advises NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of Public Health Service (PHS) poster campaign topics for 2016-17.

17/5/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)8

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 2016-17.

12/5/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)7

Remuneration Settlement 16/17

This circular outlines the agreement between CPS and Scottish Government on the 16/17 financial package to support the delivery of pharmaceutical care services.

6/5/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)6

Supplementary and independent prescribing clinics: Funding arrangements for 2016 - 17

This Circular informs NHS Boards and community pharmacy contractors of the intention to continue funding for Community Pharmacist Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Clinics in 2016-17.

22/4/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)5

Drug Tariff Part 11: Discount Clawback Scale

This circular advises on the Drug Tariff Part 11 concerning the discount clawback rate to apply in respect of reimbursements to community pharmacy contractors in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 15 of Part 1 of the Drug Tariff, taking effect for dispensings from 1 April  2016.

21/4/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)4

Amendments to Drug Tariff - 1 March 2016

This Circular advises of changes in the Drug Tariff in particular the level of the dispensing pool balancing payment for that month only.

1/4/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)3

Pharmaceutical Services Drug Tariff Pt 7 Discount Clawback

This Circular advises of the Drug Tariff pt 7 clawback rate for the 3 dispensing months April – June 2016.

24/3/2016 - PCA(P)(2016)2

Primary Care Funding Allocation for Pharmacists in GP Practices – Allocation for 2016-17

This circular advises of an allocation of £6.6m from the Primary Care Fund to NHS Boards for 2016-17, to fund pharmacists to work with GPs in GP practices.