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Further details of how subsidies for pharmacy staff training will be paid in Scotland for the remainder of the financial year have been published.

NHS Circular PCA2018(P)01 sets out arrangements for available funding and for claiming for a staff member who “is about to commence, has commenced or has completed a listed course during the period 1 December 2017 – 31 March 2018.”

Community pharmacy contractors will be able to claim up to a maximum of £800 as a contribution towards their costs in putting a permanent member of their staff through one or more of the following courses:

  • Pharmacy Services Level 2: NVQ/SVQ;
  • Pharmacy Services Level 3: NVQ/SVQ;
  • Accredited Checking Technician: NPA Accuracy in Dispensing Training Module or equivalent; and
  • QA Professional Development Award (PDA) in Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians

Claims will need to be submitted using the form included with the circular by April 6 2018.

The circular updates the funding arrangements set out in the October 2017 circular PCA(P)(2017)11, which covered courses undertaken or completed up until November 30 2017.

Link:
NHS Circular PCA2018(P)01      

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