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February CPN is now online

The February edition of PSNC's Community Pharmacy News is now available. This month's CPN features: Audit head start – Get ready for the national audit kicking off next month EPS Quick Tips New contractual requirement Dispensing FAQs Flu service success View our CPN magazine online via the flipbook reader below or, to download a copy, please click here....

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Promotion of Pharmacy premises (February 2015)

This briefing describes what a pharmacy promotional leaflet must and must not contain and also the steps that pharmacists should take if their patients are receiving promotional leaflets which are not in accordance with the rules. PSNC Briefing 009/15: Promotion of Pharmacy premises (February 2015) To browse other PSNC briefings on Contract and IT, click here....

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RSPH call for a further expansion of HLPs

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has published Reducing Premature Mortality: the role of community pharmacies, which calls for four main actions to be taken, including a further expansion of healthy living pharmacies (HLPs).  The calls to action are supported by RSPH research that demonstrates widespread public support for public health programmes and services...

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Medical Exemptions - information for pharmacy teams

Pharmacy contractors may be aware of recent news articles and media coverage of the NHS increased activity around the checking of prescription exemption claims. Below is relevant information to help


Notification of Consultation - Kirklees Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Kirklees PNA Consultation is open until 10th April 2015


CareID Go-Live: Starts 19/02/15

Important update - New Smartcard Software - CareID Services (CIS)


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.