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Be Clear on Cancer: ‘Blood in pee' campaign announced

Public Health England (PHE) has announced this year’s national campaign to raise awareness of blood in urine as a symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. Community pharmacy teams are ideally positioned to assist with this campaign as the local pharmacy is often the first port of call for those suffering with urinary symptoms. A briefing...

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Seasonal flu vaccination for pharmacy staff

Pharmacists and other health and care professionals have this week been reminded of the importance of vaccinating staff against flu. In a letter to PSNC, the Department of Health wrote: “As part of their duty of care to their patients or residents, care professionals should do everything in their power to protect them against infection. This includes getting vaccinated...

2 days ago

Less smoking, more joking: Stoptober campaign launched

This year’s Stoptober campaign was launched on Friday 12th September. British comedians, including Paddy McGuinness, Al Murray and Simon Brodkin, appeared in the TV launch and are touring around the country until 11th October to encourage people to sign up. Evidence shows that if a smoker can go 28 days without a cigarette, they are...

5 days ago

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty

A joint event between Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire and the RPS Local Practice Forum.

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Preparing to Deliver a Successful NHS Flu Vaccination Service

We are pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming NHS Flu training session.

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Splitting of prescriptions between EPS and FP10

One of the local GP system suppliers has recently switched on functionality where some prescriptions may be split between an electronic prescription and a paper prescription.

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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.