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Over 100 products added to the Discount Not Deducted (DND) list

Ensure liquid, Fortisip Compact Protein liquid and Aptamil Pepti 1 powder are amongst a large number of products that will enter the list of ‘Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted’ (DND) in Part II of the Drug Tariff from 1st October 2020. Following applications made by PSNC to the Department of Health and Social...

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Sorting of prescriptions using red separators – reminder

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) issues contractors with three sets of red separators each month to sort certain paper prescription forms into their relevant exempt, paid or old charge rate groups. Only prescription items meeting the red separator criteria set out below should be included in the red separator. Prescription forms containing the following...

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Class 3 medicines recall: AlfaD Capsules (Theramex)

Class 3 Medicines recall: AlfaD Capsules (Theramex) Drug alert number: EL (20) A/46 Date issued: 29th September 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 3 medicines recall for: AlfaD Capsules (Theramex) Theramex Ireland Ltd T/A Theramex HQ UK Ltd has informed us of an issue related to error in...

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News Digest - 24th September 2020

Our News Digest covers COVID-19 updates and important information for community pharmacies!

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CPWY Tribute and Thank You to Community Pharmacy Teams

CPWY Tribute and Thank You to Community Pharmacy Teams

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COVID-19 Updates

We are sending regular COVID-19 updates to all West Yorkshire contractors via their shared NHSmail address.

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Welcome to Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire


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 the Local Pharmaceutical Committee for West Yorkshire and is the local voice for all community pharmacies (chemists) in the area. We represent over 550 pharmacies including single handed independent pharmacies and those owned by bigger chains. Pharmacies in our area employ in the region of 5000 staff.

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.