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Quality Payments: Updated gateway criteria report now available

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has updated its weekly gateway criteria report, allowing community pharmacy contractors to check whether they have been assessed, using national datasets, as meeting four of the five gateway criteria (Advanced Services, NHS website, Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire (CPPQ) and NHSmail) – due to cyber security reasons, the report does not...

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Change of circumstance or ODS code for your pharmacy? Read our guide

PSNC has updated its guidance to support contractors whose pharmacies are due to have a change of location or ownership. Changes of circumstance such as new owners, relocations and closures are subject to regulatory requirements, but PSNC's guide focuses on mitigating potential IT/Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) issues where such changes are planned. PSNC recommends that...

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GPhC publishes a new enforcement policy for registered pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published a new enforcement policy for registered pharmacies, which intends to drive continuous improvement in the quality of care patients receive when using a pharmacy. The policy is aimed at community pharmacy contractors, whether sole trader, a partnership of pharmacists or a body corporate such as a limited company. It...

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News Digest - 14th March 2019

The latest weekly News Digest is now available!

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Vacancies at CPWY

We currently have two vacancies to work with our team in Leeds.

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Deadline Tracker March 2019

Our March 2019 Deadline Tracker is now available!

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Welcome to Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is the Local Pharmaceutical Committee for West Yorkshire and is the local voice for all community pharmacies (chemists) in the area. We represent over 570 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 not for profit and 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.