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Healthcare professionals call for greater role for community pharmacy

The New NHS Alliance has called for “more proactive action” from the NHS to commission a new model of community pharmacy led care and to support a greater role for pharmacy in self-care, management of minor ailments and care for people with long-term conditions. In a report published this week the alliance of professionals from...

20 hours ago

New materials highlight benefits of SCR

The Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has developed a series of materials highlighting the benefits of Summary Care Record (SCR) access. Since SCR implementation began earlier this year, only around 15% of community pharmacies have gone live so far. HSCIC and PSNC are eager to see all community pharmacies taking up the opportunity to...

2 days ago

June 2016 Price Concessions and NCSO (update)

The Department of Health granted the following price concessions for June 2016: The price concession only applies to the month that it is granted. Drug Pack size Price concession Bumetanide 1mg tablets  28 £2.50 Celiprolol 400mg tablets  28 £39.69 Cimetidine 400mg tablets  60 £20.24 Dapsone 50mg tablets 28 £46.19 Desmopressin 10micrograms/dose nasal spray  60 dose £24.00...

3 days ago

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Submission of PwC Data

Please submit the data which has been collected in pharmacies over the past week by Friday 10th June.


CPWY Committee Members

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to announce the successful candidates elected on to the committee for the next four years from April 2016.


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 560 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.