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Influenza Season 2014/15: Use of Antiviral Medicines

The Department of Health has published a letter informing healthcare professionals that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the treatment of influenza on the NHS. Community pharmacies are reminded that FP10 prescriptions for oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) must be endorsed with the letters “SLS” before they can be dispensed. If this endorsement is...

2 days ago

AMCo Confirm Change in Distribution Arrangements

Amdipharm, Mercury Pharma Ltd and Mercury Pharma Intl Ltd. (jointly known as AMCo, Amdipharm Mercury Group) has confirmed that with effect from 1st January 2015,  Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Limited will become the sole distributor of selected AMCo products to Pharmacies , Dispensing Doctors and Hospitals in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more information...

4 days ago

GSK Medicines Supply Information Webpage Launched.

Contractors have reported a number of issues recently with some GSK lines, examples of products reported into PSNC include Betnovate Cream and Bactroban Nasal Ointment. To assist pharmacies GSK has set up a page on their website with supply information for medicines and vaccines. GSK advise that the information will be updated weekly and is...

4 days ago

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Advice on the risk of the misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin

Public Health England have produced a document to provide information regarding the potential for misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin.

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Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015 Pharmacy Opening Times

These are the Christmas and New Year opening times which we have received from NHS England.

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Bank Holiday Leaflet For Patients on Methadone and Subutex

A leaflet has been produced which you may wish to use to help inform patients who pick up regular instalments for methadone and Subutex of your opening hours over the bank holiday period.

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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.