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Irish Community Pharmacy Association was formed to advance and represent the interests of all healthcare employees in community pharmacies across Ireland.

We're here to help make working in a community pharmacy as straightforward, fulfilling and enjoyable as possible. Unlike other organisations representing business and corporate interests, we represent the needs and interests of community pharmacy employees like healthcare assistants, dispensers, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.

Our mission is to simplify daily tasks and operations as much as possible with clear instructions and guidelines. We plan to provide education and learning opportunities to extend and enhance our professional competencies.

Most importantly, we plan to do all this in a way that is easy and convenient for a busy pharmacy employee.

You can connect with us via the following channels:

 

Latest News

  • No More Paper Based Claims Listings

    In another cost cutting measure, the HSE PCRS will stop posting out physical paper-based claims listings from 1st July 2018. The document will then only be available online via the Pharmacy Application Suite. Small exception has been made for manual claiming pharmacies, which will receive their...
  • LTI Non-Core List Reimbursement to Change in July

    The HSE have signaled that they will reduce the reimbursement period of non-approved non-core LTI items from current 4 months to just 2 months beginning on the 1st of July 2018. This change is being introduced ahead of the promised improved visibility of these individually approved items via the...
  • Can we still use faxes under GDPR?

    It's the eve of GDPR implementation and one of our favourite tools is under threat. A lot of rumors have been going around regarding the use of fax to transfer personal information such as an emergency supply script for example. Well, we're happy to report that you can take a deep breath and relax...
  • May 2018 Claim Submission Deadlines

    It's that time of the month again. Here are May's claim submission deadlines: Early payment - Electronic claims (3rd working day): Thursday, 3rd May 2018. - Paperwork (5pm on the 5th day): 5th day being a Saturday, you have until Tuesday, 8th May 2018. Normal payment - Electronic claims (7th day...
  • Garda Vetting Required for Pharmacies

      Garda vetting requirements apply to any work or activity, where it is a necessary and regular part of this activity to have access to, or contact with, children or vulnerable persons. It shoud come as no surprise that at the very minimum this includes pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants who...