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Primary care support services online portal coming soon

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) are currently developing and intend to shortly launch a new online portal which all community pharmacies in England will be required to use if they want to order NHS stationary. Further information is available here. The portal will initially provide pharmacy contractors with a quick and easy way for ordering and...

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PSNC Update: Service development proposals published

PSNC has today published a set of service proposals that describe how pharmacy services could develop in the future within the context of Government drives for efficiency.  The proposals include the introduction of a care package, which would see repeat dispensing becoming a default option where medicines are needed on a long-term basis, patient registration...

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GPhC fees to remain at current levels

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) governing council has decided fee levels for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises will remain at current levels for the 2016/17 financial year. For further information, please visit GPhC’s website here. 

22 hours ago

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Optimising Medicines Use During Ramadan Films

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire have produced three films on optimising medicines use during Ramadan.


The Calderdale Community Pharmacy Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice Service Evaluation is now

The Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) was introduced in May 2013 to raise awareness of the personal health risks of alcohol consumption, through an IBA consultation with a trained member o


National Audit

Details of how to choose the period to conduct the national audit for community pharmacy.


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.