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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...

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MHRA Safety Update: Dexamethasone 4mg/ml injections

The MHRA have issued a Drug Safety Update on the re- formulation for Dexamethasone 4mg /ml injections, which have been replaced by a new formulation (3.8mg/ml).  This update includes a dosing card, the SPC, a letter for patients and the letter sent to Healthcare Professionals. To view this guidance visit the MHRA website

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âRadical' public health and prevention upgrade needed, says NHS England plan

NHS England has today published its Five Year Forward View (5YFV) setting out the challenges ahead for the NHS and actions it believes must be taken to tackle them. The view sets out a number of changes that the health service must make, arguing for a “radical upgrade” in prevention and public health and a...

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Audit Workshops and Showcase Event for Pre-registration Pharmacists

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are hosting two afternoon workshops across West Yorkshire to support pre-registration pharmacists to conduct their required audit.


CPPE's learning campaign 'Use antibacterials wisely'

You cannot have failed to have seen the increasing concern about the use of antibiotics. Pharmacy staff have a very important role to play in supporting the use of antibiotics wisely.


Use of Emergency Salbutamol Inhalers in Schools

From 1st October 2014 the Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations will allow schools to keep a salbutamol inhaler for use in emergencies.


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.