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Health & Care Review

PSNC's regular round up of health & care news and policy Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To...

5 days ago

PSNC Announcement: Community Pharmacy Funding Settlement 2014/15

PSNC has reached agreement with the NHS on a community pharmacy funding settlement worth £2.8bn and a number of changes to Advanced Services and to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for the 2014/15 financial year. The New Medicine Service (NMS) will be continued, with funding for it to come from the overall settlement; and...

9 days ago

September CPN is now online

The September edition of PSNC's Community Pharmacy News is now available. This month's CPN features: Spotlight on service development: Urgent care, hypertension and flu vaccination Broken Bulk questions answered The latest from the NHS LPC Conference reminder   We now have a new way to view our CPN magazine online – a flipbook reader:

9 days ago

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Promoting Good Outcomes for Patients Who Misuse Substances

We are pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming substance misuse training sessions.


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.


Changes to Controlled Drug Regulations

The Home Office is changing the regulations for tramadol. The changes will come in force on Tuesday 10th June.


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.