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Quality improvement activities for Scottish contractors

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has said it will be distributing ‘safety culture discussion cards’ to all community pharmacies in Scotland.

Celtic nations streets ahead on community pharmacy

By Richard Thomas, Editor, Pharmacy Magazine The contract talks between PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England remain shrouded in secrecy but some strong clues are beginning to emerge. Pharmacy’s negotiators are pushing hard for a multi-year settlement like the one the GPs have, while urgent care is a key priority for the NHS as underlined in the Long Term Plan. A national minor illness referral service is very much on the cards. The Scottish and Welsh Governments recognised some time ago the benefits that such schemes offer patients and the NHS, so it is good to see England catching up at last. However, where Scotland and Wales diverge from England is over medicines optimisation in long-term conditions.

Scotland funding package “not quite” what CPS hoped for

A 2019-20 financial package for pharmacy in Scotland with a £2.6m uplift from last year is “not quite” what CPS hoped for due to “one outstanding issue”

Scotland and the £2.592bn question

By Richard Thomas, Editor, Pharmacy Magazine Pharmacists in England have long cast their gaze enviously towards their colleagues north of the border. A smaller population, shorter lines of communication and greater alignment between the profession and those in power are obvious advantages. However, there is a clarity and sense of direction regarding pharmacy in Scotland that is completely lacking in England.

Scotland’s CPO to address NPA/PM conference

Scotland’s chief pharmacist, Rose Marie Parr, will be a panellist at the June conference organised jointly by the NPA and Pharmacy Magazine

Scotland announces £2.85m for hands-on pharmacy training

Pharmacy students in Scotland are to benefit from a £2.85m investment in their practice-based learning

Minor ailments schemes a hit with the public

60 per cent of respondents said they would have seen a GP had they been unable to access the MAS service

APPG: Ministers need to say what they want from pharmacy

“It is for ministers to set out a vision of the role community pharmacy will play in the future," the APPG says

Scotland strategy bearing fruit

By Ross Ferguson Something that caught the eye of many colleagues in England was the announcement that the Scottish Government was providing dedicated funding for the Additional Cost of Teaching (ACT) of experiential learning (EL) for pharmacy undergraduates for 2018-19. The hope is that this fantastic and pragmatic initiative will not only reimburse the costs involved, but that it will help to expand and enhance the quality of EL in hospital, community and primary care.

APPG hears about pharmacy in devolved nations

Community pharmacy representatives from each of the devolved nations discussed opportunities and challenges

CPS voices concerns about pharmacy staffing

Community Pharmacy Scotland has expressed concerns over staffing levels in community pharmacies

Scotland plans major extension of Minor Ailments Scheme

The Scottish Government has announced that the country’s Minor Ailment Service will be extended to every person in Scotland “within the coming year” and will cover a wider range of common conditions

Pharmacists “absolutely critical” to Scotland’s healthcare ambitions

The “clinical leadership” of pharmacists and technicians is “absolutely critical” to realising Scotland’s healthcare ambitions, the Scottish health secretary told the FIP Congress

Dispensed items in Scotland up 20% in a decade

The total number of items dispensed over the last 10 years by community pharmacies in Scotland has increased by 20.5 per cent from 85.8 million to 103.4 million items

Scotland contractors get 3.6 per cent funding boost

The global sum for pharmacy contractors in Scotland will increase by £2.6 million for 2018/19 to £180.96 million

CPS to carry out research on minor ailments service

Community Pharmacy Scotland is to investigate users’ experiences of the national MAS

Achieving Excellence welcomed by profession

Pharmacy bodies give thumbs up to Scotland’s latest strategy for the profession with its focus on pharmaceutical care

Celtic Comment: July 2017

By Ross Ferguson. With the global sum for community pharmacy unchanged for 2017/18, we can all breathe a sigh of relief in Scotland. After the conclusion of what Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) called “challenging discussions” with the Scottish Government, the community pharmacy global sum in Scotland remains unchanged at £178.359m for 2017/18. Compared to the situation in England, this seems somewhat more positive.



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