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July Price Concessions (further update)

The Department of Health have granted the following price concessions for July 2014: Amiloride  5mg tablets (28) -£18.40 Cefalexin 500mg/5ml oral suspension(100ml) -£6.34 Co-amilofruse 2.5/20 tablets (28)- £4.32 Co-amilofruse 5/40 tablets (28) – £5.29 Co-Tenidone 50/12.5mg tablets (28)- £5.00 Co-Tenidone 100/25mg tablets (28)- £5.00 Fenofibrate micronised 200mg caps (28)- £14.23 Hydrocortisone 10mg tablets (30)- £58.52 (new) Loperamide 2mg capsules (30)-...

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July edition of Hints & Tips published

NHS Prescription Services (part of the NHS Business Services Authority) produce a quarterly newsletter called Hints & Tips. There are two versions: one for dispensing contractors and one for information service users. We would particularly like to draw your attention to the latest edition (Issue 16) for dispensing contractors as it contains some really useful information...

3 days ago

MHRA Class 2 Drug Alert: Amoxicillin Sodium 500mg Powder for Solution for Injection

The MHRA have issued a class 2 drug alert for: Amoxicillin Sodium 500mg Powder for Solution for Injection manufactured by Wockhardt UK Ltd (EL (14)A/11) To view the alert please visit the MHRA website

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Latest News

Splitting of prescriptions between EPS and FP10

One of the local GP system suppliers has recently switched on functionality where some prescriptions may be split between an electronic prescription and a paper prescription.


Changes to Controlled Drug Regulations

The Home Office is changing the regulations for tramadol. The changes will come in force on Tuesday 10th June.


Community IV Antibiotics Service

There is now a Community IV Antibiotics Service (CIVAS) being run by Leeds Teaching Hospitals.


Welcome to Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is the local voice for all community pharmacies (chemists) in West Yorkshire. We represent over 530 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 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.