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PSNC July Meeting: summary for contractors now available

PSNC’s July meeting was held on the 10th and 11th of the month in Crewe, and key agenda items included: Category M, margins and the significant financial pressure that contractors are currently experiencing; Potential amendments to NUMSAS that would help to improve the service; The 2018/19 flu vaccination service; Ongoing support for LPCs ranging from...

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PSNC tells MPs of impact of generics price increases on pharmacy workload

PSNC has given evidence to an investigation by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into price increases in generic medicines. The cross-party group of MPs, who scrutinise the value for money of public spending, investigated after the National Audit Office found that the NHS spent £4.3 billion on generic medicines in 2016/17. In its written evidence...

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New Health Secretary sets out NHS priorities and role for pharmacies

Prevention, technology and the healthcare workforce are to be the top early priorities for the health service, the new Health Secretary has said today. Simon Stevens’ priorities for the NHS Earlier this week, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens announced five long-term aims that will form part of the ten-year plan for the NHS due...

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News Digest - 19th July 2018

This week's Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire News Digest is now available.

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Flu 2018/19

Have you started to think about the flu 2018/19 season yet?

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Medicines Safety Newsletter - Issue 3

Our June 2018 Medicines Safety Newsletter is now available.

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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 570 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.