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Change to Drug Tariff listing for Dexamfetamine 5mg/5ml

With effect from 1st August 2014, Dexamfetamine 5mg/5ml oral solution will move to Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff and the listing for Dexamfetamine 5mg/5ml oral suspension will be deleted. Contractors dispensing prescriptions for unlicensed Dexamfetamine 5mg/5ml oral solution and suspension in July must ensure that they are included in the July submission bundle to...

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Company-led drug recall: Leflunomide Medac 20mg film-coated tablets

The MHRA have issued a company-led drug recall for:  Leflunomide medac 20mg film-coated tablets – Medac GmbH – CLDA (14)A13 To view the alert please visit the MHRA website

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MHRA Class 2 Medicines Recall: Buccolam Oromucosal Solution

The MHRA have issued a class 2 drug recall for: Buccolam Oromucosal Solution Manufactured by ViroPharma SPRL (EL(14)A/12) To view the alert please visit the MHRA website

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Splitting of prescriptions between EPS and FP10

One of the local GP system suppliers has recently switched on functionality where some prescriptions may be split between an electronic prescription and a paper prescription.

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Changes to Controlled Drug Regulations

The Home Office is changing the regulations for tramadol. The changes will come in force on Tuesday 10th June.

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Community IV Antibiotics Service

There is now a Community IV Antibiotics Service (CIVAS) being run by Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

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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.