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Pharmacy teams are encouraged to learn about online GP services

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has published statistics revealing that more than 97% of the population now has access to GP services, such as ordering their repeat medicines, online. With such a large number of patients in England now able to manage their repeat prescriptions themselves, community pharmacy teams may wish to...

13 hours ago

Part VIIIB deletions-Midazolam

Midazolam 10mg/ml oral solution 5ml is being removed from Part VIIIB (specials and imported unlicensed medicines) of the Drug Tariff in June 2015. Therefore from the 1st June, prescriptions for this product will need additional endorsement as listed in Part VIIIB. In summary, unlicensed medicines which are not listed in Part VIIIB of the Drug...

2 days ago

Job opportunity at PSNC – Maternity cover

PSNC has a vacancy for a one year post to cover maternity leave. The Head of Dispensing and Supply manages a small team that provides information to pharmacy contractors and LPCs on NHS prescription Dispensing and Supply related matters.   The role would suit a community pharmacy manager looking for a new challenge seeking to gain...

2 days ago

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May 2015 Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

These are the May 2015 Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times which we have received from NHS England.


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.


The Calderdale Community Pharmacy Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice Service Evaluation is now

The Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) was introduced in May 2013 to raise awareness of the personal health risks of alcohol consumption, through an IBA consultation with a trained member o


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 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 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.