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Details of the roll out the new ePharmacy service for pharmacies to submit claims for service provision electronically have been sent out.

The new system, the Universal Claim Framework, will replace the handwritten CPUS form with an electronic UCF message and will use a new CP4/3 form. “UCF will allow community pharmacy contractors to manage and deliver pharmacy-led services from their Patient Medication Record (PMR) system as opposed to hand-writing CPUS forms,” says NHS Circular PCA (P)(2017) 12.

Roll out has now commenced with the aim of covering all pharmacies in Scotland by the end of March 2018.

Anticipated benefits of introducing the UCF include:

  • standardisation and consistency of claiming for pharmacy services;
  • quicker deployment of new services that can be supported by UCF;
  • PMR systems providing support for services by reducing the number of handwritten forms for these services;
  • improved data quality and further information flows through use of electronic messaging;
  • opportunities for processing and automation efficiencies through use of standardised, quality information;
  • reduction in printing and stationery costs over time.

During the roll-out, pharmacy contractors “should continue to use CP2/3 and CPUS forms up until their PMR system has been updated and enabled with UCF functionality. Once this has been done then new CP4/3 forms should be used in support of pharmacy services. The CPUS form will still remain for use in exceptional circumstances such as when the PMR is unavailable. and can continue to be ordered using the current process.”

Link:
Scottish Government NHS Circular: PCA (P)(2017) 12       

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