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CPPE launch e-learning programme on PGDs

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched a new e-learning programme to support healthcare professionals who develop, authorise, review, update or use patient group directions (PGDs) to deliver services in line with legislation and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance. All healthcare professionals can access the PGD e-learning programme; registration...

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October 2014 price concessions (updated)

The Department of Health have granted the following price concessions for  October 2014: No additional endorsements are required for price concessions. Drug name Pack size Price concession Amantadine 100mg capsules (NEW) 56 £19.80 Amiloride  5mg tablets 28 £18.00 Co-amilofruse 2.5/20 tablets 28 £4.32 Co-amilofruse 5/40 tablets 28 £5.29 Co-Tenidone 50/12.5mg tablets 28 £3.60 Co-Tenidone 100/25mg tablets 28...

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October 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 17) for dispensing contractors as it contains some really useful information...

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Audit Workshops and Showcase Event for Pre-registration Pharmacists

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are hosting two afternoon workshops across West Yorkshire to support pre-registration pharmacists to conduct their required audit.

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CPPE's learning campaign 'Use antibacterials wisely'

You cannot have failed to have seen the increasing concern about the use of antibiotics. Pharmacy staff have a very important role to play in supporting the use of antibiotics wisely.

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Use of Emergency Salbutamol Inhalers in Schools

From 1st October 2014 the Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations will allow schools to keep a salbutamol inhaler for use in emergencies.

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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.