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Changes to Part VIIIB

Deletions The following products have been deleted from Part VIIIB (specials and imported unlicensed medicines) of the Drug Tariff as of 1st August 2016: Amiodarone 100mg/5ml oral solution 100ml Atropine 500micrograms/5ml oral solution 125ml Sodium phenylbutyrate 625mg/5ml oral Solution 200ml Please note that unlicensed medicines which are NOT listed in Part VIIIB of the Drug Tariff...

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July 2016 Price Concessions and NCSO (update)

The Department of Health granted the following price concessions for July 2016: The price concession only applies to the month that it is granted. Drug Pack size Price concession Bumetanide 1mg tablets  28 £1.92 Celiprolol 400mg tablets  28 £38.99 Cimetidine 400mg tablets  60 £20.24 Dapsone 50mg tablets 28 £46.19 Desmopressin 10micrograms/dose nasal spray  60 dose...

2 days ago

PSNC seeks remedial action over Primary Care Support (PCS) England service levels

PSNC has escalated concerns about Capita’s Primary Care Support (PCS) England operation and is seeking remedial action from NHS England. In a letter to NHS England's National Director: Operations and Information, PSNC expressed ‘dismay and disappointment’ about PCS England service levels. The letter set out a number of areas in which both contractors and LPCs...

2 days ago

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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.

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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 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.