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PSNC shares Brexit position with Health and Social Care Committee

The Parliamentary Health and Social Care Committee has today published correspondence received from PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes about the supply of medicines after Brexit. Following a meeting last week with Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes and Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee, PSNC set out its position on Brexit and medicines...

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Health Secretary announces review into overprescribing

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced a review into over-prescribing in the NHS, which will be led by Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Dr Keith Ridge. The review will form an important part of the Department of Health and Social Care's prevention strategy and will look at patients who take multiple medicines, to ensure...

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Quality Payments: Risk review resources

PSNC and the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group have produced the following resources to assist community pharmacy contractors with meeting the risk review part* of the risk management quality criterion: a template risk review; and a completed example of a risk review. Both of these resources can be found at: psnc.org.uk/riskmanagement The risk review part...

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Christmas and New Year 2018 Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

These are the Christmas and New Year 2018 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 Christmas Bank Holidays.

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News Digest - 6th December 2018

The latest weekly News Digest 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.