Pharmacies to receive Pharmacy First educational support


The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland Rose Marie Parr has written to all contractors in Scotland and NHS boards to inform them of a one-off payment available to community pharmacy contractors to cover the completion of e-learning modules for the roll-out of the new NHS Pharmacy First Scotland service.


Payment will be made on the basis that all pharmacists have undertaken and completed the mandatory NES e-learning module. The module will be available through TURAS Learn from 9 March 2020. Payment of £100 will be made per contractor code.


The news comes as part of a series of steps to implement the new redesigned minor ailment and common clinical conditions service which is being launched in April 2020 under the name NHS Pharmacy First Scotland.


Contractors should ensure that community pharmacists and the whole pharmacy team familiarise themselves with the service specification and other documentation relating to the NHS Pharmacy First Scotland service, which will be made available ahead of implementation in April 2020.


You can read more about Pharmacy First on the Community Pharmacy Scotland information hub and they have invited interested parties to get touch by clicking here if they have questions.


If you would like to find out more about the details around Pharmacy Frist you can listen to our interview with CPS Director of Operations Matt Barclay you can access it here.


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