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Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

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Dispensing of Lyrica / Pregabalin

At present the generic pregabalin is listed in Part VIIIA of the tariff as a Category C line with reimbursement currently based on Lyrica. Where a generic prescription for pregabalin is presented to the pharmacy, if the pharmacy is minded to dispense the generic, they should first satisfy themselves that it is not being provided for the patented indications (peripheral...

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Be Clear on Cancer: âpersistent heartburn' campaign announced

Public Health England (PHE) has announced a national campaign to raise awareness of heartburn as a symptom of stomach and oesophageal cancers. Community pharmacy teams are ideally positioned to assist with this campaign as the local pharmacy is often the first port of call for those suffering with heartburn symptoms which, as the key message of...

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Calderdale CCG campaign to fight medicine waste

Calderdale residents are being invited to become super patients and get involved in an NHS initiative to tackle medicine waste.

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Important Information for SmartCard Sponsors

The way NHS SmartCards are managed is changing significantly in a couple of weeks.

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Post-Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety

Are you interested in Patient Safety? Would you like to further your knowledge?

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Welcome to Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is the local voice for all community pharmacies (chemists) in West Yorkshire. We represent over 530 pharmacies including single handed independent pharmacies and those owned by bigger chains. Pharmacies in our area employ in the region of 5000 staff.

The NHS and local government consult Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire on all matters relating to the NHS and public health work undertaken by community pharmacy in West Yorkshire. We are also responsible for advancing the enhanced role of community pharmacy to ensure it plays an active part in promoting health and wellbeing across West Yorkshire.

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is committed to developing the workforce in our local pharmacies to ensure the whole team have the skills to support people who are unwell and prevent ill health through public health services.

The work of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is guided by our Strategy.

We work hard to represent and promote community pharmacy to the NHS and local government and to support community pharmacy teams to deliver high quality health services. We are always pleased to receive comments and suggestions from pharmacy teams so feel free to contact us.