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Changes to Part VIIIB (unlicensed medicines and imports) in May 2016 Drug Tariff

A number of additions will be listed in Part VIIIB of the Drug Tariff as of May 2016: Pizotifen 250micrograms/5ml oral solution Pizotifen 250micrograms/5ml oral suspension Pyridostigmine bromide 50mg/5ml oral suspension Tamsulosin 400micrograms/5ml oral suspension A full list of products and new reimbursement prices can be found the Pricing Authority's website. Pharmacy staff are advised to take...

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CPPE launches Accessible Information Standard e-learning

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched a new e-learning programme, Accessible Information Standard – making it work. The programme, which was commissioned by Hertfordshire LPC, aims to improve the skills and understanding of pharmacy teams in implementing the Accessible Information Standard. Learners will be able to discuss their responsibilities as a team...

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Health & Care Review

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 help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

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May 2016 Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

These are the May 2016 Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times which we have received from NHS England.

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Bank Holiday Leaflet For Patients on Methadone and Subutex

A leaflet has been produced which you may wish to use to help inform patients who pick up regular instalments for methadone and Subutex of your opening hours over the bank holiday period.

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PCS England Stationery Orders

Update regarding EPS token shortage and the non-delivery of some Drug Tariffs.

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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.