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Working with other health and care partners – a suggested checklist for LPCs

This PSNC Briefing, which is aimed at LPC Chief Officers and members, provides a suggested checklist for developing relationships with other health and care partners including Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) / aspirant Accountable Care Systems (ACSs) and Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs), Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) staff and members and GPs. This Briefing is an...

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House of Lords debate hears value of community pharmacy services

Peers from across the political spectrum have highlighted the vital role of community pharmacies in a debate on the sector. Last night (October 19th) Peers debated Lord Hunt of Kings Heath’s motion of regret: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services)...

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CPPE Corner: Learning to support November Quality Payments review point

New learning programmes launched by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) can help community pharmacy contractors in preparing for the Quality Payments Scheme. We spoke to Samantha White, CPPE’s North West regional manager, to find out more. The November review point for the Quality Payments Scheme is fast approaching, so make sure that you're...

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News Digest - September 2017

 

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire News

 

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Fundraising – Three Peaks!

On Saturday 12th August 2017, the team at Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (with the help of some of our friends) completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Nigel Hughes, who passed away unexpectedly on January 5ththis year.   

 

With over £2600 donated at the time of his death and over £2800 donated in support of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, the total donations so far in memory of Nigel stand at almost £5500!  We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated. 

 

There is still a chance to donate by clicking on the link below.  Any donations will be gratefully received. 

https://yorkshirerose.everydayhero.com/uk/InMemoryofNigelHughes#/?_k=owkjfv

 

 

Information for Pharmacies Across West Yorkshire 

 

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Leadership Event – Places still available!

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire still have a small number of places available on the following event: 

 

HLP Leadership training

Thursday 12th October 2017 in Bradford 

 

All Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire HLP Champions event have now run. 

For more information or if you are interested in booking on to our final HLP Leadership event, please visit: http://www.cpwy.org/training-development/events.shtml#hlp.  There are only a small number of places left, so please book on as soon as possible. 

Details of alternative training providers and other useful information about HLP can be found on the PSNC at:http://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/locally-commissioned-services/healthy-living-pharmacies/.

 


Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday Opening 2017

We would like to remind contractors that Bank Holiday opening hours for the Christmas and New Year period, need to be sent to NHS England by Friday 29th September 2017.  The form that must be returned, along with the original letter you should have received can be found below.

 

Bank Holiday Opening Hours - Letter

Bank Holiday Opening Hours - Form

 

If you have any queries around this matter, please contact Kasey Hargreaves via: kasey.hargreaves@nhs.net.



Quality Payments: Action Required if you haven't got an NHSmail Account!

Having an NHSmail account for your pharmacy is a gateway criterion for the Quality Payments Scheme and it is also necessary for any community pharmacy contractor that wishes to provide the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS)

If you have applied for a shared NHSmail account, but have not yet had one allocated to your pharmacy, it is important that you act now. 

You should have received an email from NHS Digital in the last few weeks, which explains how to get your account set up.  The email asks contractors to complete the process for setting up a shared NHSmail account by providing some information on the NHSmail registration portal. This will include the creation of up to three personal accounts which will be used to access the shared account. Once you have completed your registration using the portal, you will be sent login details for the accounts so that you can activate them. 

The portal can also be used by contractors who have not previously applied for an account. 

Some multiple pharmacy groups are centrally managing the rollout of NHSmail to their pharmacies in partnership with NHS Digital. If your pharmacy is part of a multiple group, you should check with head office before you use the portal to complete setup of an NHSmail account.

 

What to do next

Once you are ready to set up a shared NHSmail account for your pharmacy and up to three personal accounts, follow the process explained in PSNC Briefing 058.17 How to complete the NHSmail registration process

During the registration process, if you are unable to locate your pharmacy within the portal, please contact pharmacyadmin@nhs.net and they will support you through the process. Further information and FAQs about NHSmail can be found on the PSNC NHSmail webpage

If you have any queries about Quality Payments, please contact Bushra on 07793 218060 or by email bushra@cpwy.org

 

 

Pre-registration Grants

We would like to remind all contractors that pre-registrations training grant claims need to be sent to the NHS England Local Area Team for authorisation (contact details can be found below).  Once authorised, the Local Area Team will instruct Primary Care Support England to pay claims via standardised monthly schedules. 

Email: england.wyat-phes@nhs.net

Telephone: 0113 825 2700

 


NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Webinars

The NHSBSA have held a number of webinars during September and are still holding webinars throughout October to assist community pharmacy contractors with the prescription item report, prescription switching, endorsing, pharmacy account submission, FP10MDA and flu vaccines.  The webinars would be useful for anyone in the pharmacy who deals with month end and/or endorsing.   The content will be as follows:

  1. Prescription Item Report- providing guidance in reconciling the Schedule of Payments with the Prescription Item Report.
  2. Prescription Switching - giving insight and guidance on why prescriptions are switched from exempt to chargeable or from chargeable to exempt.
  3. Endorsing - providing help and guidance on how and when to endorse prescriptions to ensure you receive accurate reimbursements for products you dispense and correct remuneration for the services you provide.
  4. Pharmacy account submission (pharmacy contractors only) - completing your submission document and shows you how to correctly prepare, sort and submit your account at the end of each month.
  5. FP10MDA forms - providing guidance and advice on completing and submitting your FP10MDA form.
  6. Flu vaccines - providing help and guidance on the 2017/2018 Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service, including how to register or deregister to provide this service, and also how to correctly submit claims for payment.

The dates and times of the webinars can be found at  http://psnc.org.uk/our-news/nhs-prescription-services-webinars/

Contractors will need to register to join a webinar at least two business days in advance of the date they wish to attend and places are limited so contractors are encouraged to register early. 

Details on how to register are provided on the NHS BSA website: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pharmacies-gp-practices-and-appliance-contractors/hints-and-tips-open-days-and-webinars

 


National Approach to MUR PPV to start in October

From next month, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) will start undertaking post-payment verification (PPV) of payments to community pharmacy contractors for provision of the Medicines Use Review (MUR) service. This will involve requesting evidence from a sample of contractors to support payment claims they have submitted for MURs over a specified period.  For more information, please visit: http://psnc.org.uk/our-news/national-approach-to-mur-ppv-to-start-in-october/. 


 

Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven (AWC) – Changes to Gluten-Free Prescribing

We have been advised by AWC CCG that from September 2017 onwards they are supporting GP practices to stop prescribing gluten-free (GF) foods for patients of all ages.  You should have received a letter from the CCG advising you of this, copy below.  You may wish to adjust your stock levels as a result of this change.  Further information on this decision can be found on the CCG website at: http://www.airedalewharfedalecravenccg.nhs.uk/decision-on-future-prescribing-of-gluten-free-food-in-airedale-wharfedale-and-craven/

Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven (AWC) - Gluten Free Letter 

 

 

Calderdale Directory of Services

Calderdale have launched an online Directory of Services for local voluntary sector organisations to promote the work they do in Calderdale.  http://cvac.org.uk/directory/ 

The directory includes up to date information about voluntary sector organisations in Calderdale and the services they offer.  The directory allows pharmacy teams to search for groups by postcode or keyword (eg carer, dementia, asthma).  The directory is a useful tool which will allow pharmacy teams to signpost patients to groups and services in Calderdale that can provide them with additional support.

 

 

Calderdale - Staying Well

The Staying Well team works with people to access the hundreds of social and physical activities available in the community as a way to address loneliness and isolation.   People with active social lives tend to be happier and healthier and may even see health improvements. 

Any adult in Calderdale can benefit from the service which is client-led.  The Staying Well worker will spend time with a client to identify the support they need and help them to navigate a range of services.  Support can range between providing information about local activities and organisations to accompanying a client to an activity to help them to settle in. The Staying Well service also works with community groups to develop social activities and interventions that meet the needs of the clients including volunteering opportunities. 

Pharmacy teams can refer directly to the service or encourage the client to self-refer to the Staying Well service. More information about the service can be found here: stayingwellhub.com including how to make a referral. 

Calderdale Staying Well Poster

Calderdale Staying Well Leaflet

Calderdale Staying Well Referral Form

 

 

Co-proxamol - Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees

Please be aware that the GP practices in Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees are actively reviewing patients prescribed co-proxamol.  Patients are being invited into the GP practice for a review and discussion around stopping co-proxamol.  

Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees - Co-proxomol Letter

 

  

Training and Development 


Health Education England (HEE) Me and My Medicines Launch Event - Leeds

Over the last couple of years a project has been developed in collaboration with Leeds CCGs and patient participation groups to bring about improvements in patient relationships with their medicines and receiving the right help, at the right time, and from the right place.  This project is called Me and My Medicines. 

 

It is expected this project will have far reaching benefits for patients and professionals alike such as improving medication-taking, reducing costs of medicines and waste, improve patient confidence in managing their own medicines and their conditions, and reduction in unnecessary GP appointments or hospital admissions. 

 

Health Education England (HEE) would like to take the opportunity to invite you to the Me and My Medicines launch event. 

 

Places are limited and given on a first come first served basis.  For more information and to book your place, please visit www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/9722/me-and-my-medicines.

 

 

CPPE Events

Details of other events being held by CPPE in the West Yorkshire area are on our website, click here

Events over the next month include: 

  • Antibacterials – Focal Point – 14th November 2017 in Leeds
  • What’s new in the BNF (British National Formulary)an event for pre-registration students – 1st November 2017 in Brighouse
 
 

 

News Digest - July 2017

 

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire News

 

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Fundraising - Three Peaks!

There is less than a week left to go until the team at Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (with the help of some of our friends) take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 12th August to raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Nigel Hughes, who passed away unexpectedly on January 5th this year.  

Nigel was well-loved, admired and respected by all who knew him and his death is a massive loss to us all. 

Any donations will be gratefully received.  

https://yorkshirerose.everydayhero.com/uk/InMemoryofNigelHughes#/?_k=owkjfv 

  

Information for Pharmacies Across West Yorkshire

 

National Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey

Community pharmacy contractors* across England will shortly receive an email from NHS England asking them to participate in the first ever national community pharmacy workforce survey. 

The online questionnaire about the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, medicines counter and dispensary workforce in each pharmacy is being conducted for Health Education England (HEE).  The survey is designed to inform the commissioning of future education and development programmes for community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the wider team. 

Contractors will receive by email a unique, secure log-in to access to survey and will have until 31st September 2017 to complete the survey.  If you would like more information or if you have any queries, please visit https://hee.nhs.uk/pharmacy_workforce_survey or email england.cpws@nhs.net

*Asda, Boots, Lloyds, Morrisons, Rowlands, Superdrug, Tesco, and Well have already completed the survey centrally, so pharmacies within those companies will not receive a request to complete the survey.

 

New Psychoactive Substances – Briefing for Professionals

We have added a briefing to our website discussing Spice.  Spice is a nickname for a herbal mixture containing one or more of a group of drugs called synthetic cannabinoids.  The briefing includes details on what Spice is, the effects of Spice, dealing with Spice overdose and the potential medicines interactions. To access the briefing, please visit:

http://www.cpwy.org/doc/1526.pdf.

 

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Leadership and Champions Events

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are pleased to announce that we are holding additional Healthy Living Pharmacy training events. 

We have sufficient funding remaining from Health Education England, Yorkshire and the Humber (HEE) which is allowing us to offer this additional training free of charge.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Pharmacies require only one leader, and at this time, we can only accept one person per pharmacy on the Champions training.  Your HLP Champion should cover full-time equivalent hours (35 hours per week) and be customer facing.  Please bear this in mind when selecting your attendee. 

Contractors (ie pharmacy owners) are required to read and acknowledge the agreement which can be found on our website, when registering staff for places on these training events. 

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please click here

If you are successful in securing a place on this training, you will receive a confirmation email advising you of the details. 

If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible.  It is important to note that the pharmacy will be invoiced £120 for non-attendance unless 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is given.

 

Closure of Green Road Surgery in Meanwood

Pharmacies in the area of Green Road Surgery in Meanwood should have received a letter from the surgery detailing their intention to close this branch surgery.  However, before any decision is made the practice is undertaking a 12-week consultation open to all registered patients as well as any other stakeholders with an interest in local services.  The consultation runs from Monday 10th July 2017 to 2nd October 2017.  Please see the links below of a copy of the letter and patient leaflet which have been sent to all the surgery’s registered patients. 

The Avenue Surgery Letter

The Avenue Surgery Leaflet

 

Leeds CCGs Prescribing Consultation

Leeds CCGs have expressed thanks to pharmacies across Leeds for their engagement with this consultation, which has now closed.  Please remove any posters regarding the consultation and dispose of any remaining surveys.

  

Are you on PSNC’s mailing list?

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), which represents NHS community pharmacy contractors and supports their teams, sends regular emails aimed at contractors and their teams.  These include a weekly round-up of news and resources, as well as alerts when updates are made to the price concessions/NCSO list, or urgent news is announced. 

The newsletters cover a range of topics including changes to contractual requirements, service announcements, Drug Tariff updates and funding arrangements. 

The emails also highlight PSNC's Community Pharmacy News digital magazine, which is a monthly guide to the most important pharmacy news.  An online magazine reader can be used to browse on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, or a downloadable PDF version can be printed.  To access the latest Community Pharmacy News, click here

Whether you own, manage or work in a community pharmacy, PSNC's emails are likely to contain relevant and important information for you, so please sign up at: psnc.org.uk/enews

  

Training and Development

 

Community Pharmacy Forward View Events

The Community Pharmacy Forward View events will provide you with an opportunity to hear more about the Community Pharmacy Forward View and discuss the integration and contribution of community pharmacy to the NHS Forward View, GP Forward View and Sustainability and Transformation Plans in West Yorkshire.  Speakers will provide an overview of the strategic direction including the work being undertaken locally. 

Events are being held on: 

  • Tuesday 5th September 2017 - Leeds
  • Wednesday 20th September 2017 - Bradford 

Events begin at 7.15pm and end by 8.45pm.  Food will be available from 6.30pm.  The events are open to the whole pharmacy team.  You are able to attend either of these events if you work within the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire area.

If you are interested in attending one of these events, or would like some more information, please click here.

  

CPPE Events

Details of events being held by CPPE in the West Yorkshire area are on our website, click here

Events over the next month include: 

  • Dementia – Focal Point – 13th September 2017 in Brighouse
  • Emergency Contraception – 25th September 2017 in Wakefield
  • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults – 6th September 2017 in Bradford
  • Type 2 Diabetes – Focal Point – 27th September 2017 in Leeds

 



News Digest – June 2017 


Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire News

 

Public Health and Engagement Lead

Darren De Souza has now joined our team at Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire.  Darren joins us from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust where he worked developing and delivering a self-management programme for people living with long term conditions.

Darren is an experienced Public Health Manager with the majority of his previous roles being here in West Yorkshire. Darren is a former colleague and friend of Nigel Hughes having worked closely together for several years in Bradford and Airedale. 

Darren is really keen to build on the work done by Nigel and the team at Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire. He will be looking at the Development Academy and the Health Living Pharmacy programmes amongst other work.

Darren would be happy to hear from anyone who wants to develop any area of work or discuss anything that you and your teams need.

You can contact Darren by email darren@cpwy.org or by phone on 07793 218 059. 

 

Contactor Quality and Development Lead

We are also pleased to welcome Bushra Effendi as Contractor Quality and Development Lead for Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire. 

Bushra has worked in community pharmacy for over 11 years.  Working for both large multiples and smaller independent pharmacies she has gained invaluable experience in the day to day running of a busy and successful pharmacy. 

Bushra has a good understanding of the practices, pressures and pitfalls of running a pharmacy on a day to day basis.  In her role as Contractor Quality and Development Lead she will help support contractors through the quality payment scheme, to ensure they are ready for the next review point in November. 

Along with this support Bushra will be providing guidance for contractors to deliver MURs and NMS. 

You can contact Bushra either by email bushra@cpwy.org or telephone 07793 218 060. 

 

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Fundraising – Three Peaks

Our dear friend and colleague, Nigel Hughes, passed away unexpectedly on January 5th this year.  Nigel was well-loved, admired and respected by all who knew him and his death is a massive loss to us all.  In memory of our beloved Nigel, the team at Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire, (with the help of some of our friends), will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, an arduous 24-mile trek, on Saturday 12th August to help raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research in Nigel's name. 

Any donations will be gratefully received.

https://yorkshirerose.everydayhero.com/uk/InMemoryofNigelHughes#/?_k=owkjfv

 

 

Information for Pharmacies Across West Yorkshire

 

Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework 2017/18

We have been advised that there are several pharmacies in our area who are still to complete the 2017/18 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire.  The closing date for completion is Sunday 9th July 2017

Contractors should have received an email from NHS England informing them of the CPAF process as well as a link to the screening questionnaire.  If you have not yet received either of these, or if you have any queries, please contact NHSBSA at nhsbsa.cpaf@nhs.net or 0191 203 5050. 

The screening process asks that all NHS community pharmacy contractors complete a short screening questionnaire consisting of 10 questions.  Completing the questionnaire should help contractors avoid facing unnecessary monitoring visits. 

NHS England will then select a small number of pharmacies for a monitoring visit and / or to complete the full CPAF questionnaire.  

Additional information can be found on the PSNC website: http://psnc.org.uk/contract-it/the-pharmacy-contract/contract-monitoring/ 

 

August Bank Holiday Opening

We have been advised by NHSE England that their fax machine is out of order and has been for at least three weeks now.  Because of this, it is likely, if you have submitted your August Bank Holiday opening hours by fax in the last month that these may not have been received. 

To ensure your opening times for the Bank Holiday are correctly recorded you can either resubmit them by email to kasey.hargreaves@nhs.net or post to:

Kasey Hargreaves,

NHS England

3 Leeds City Office Park

Meadow Lane

Leeds

LS11 5BD 

If you have any queries around this matter, please contact Kasey Hargreaves on the above email address. 

 

MUR/NMS Quarterly Information Submission

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded of the requirement to submit completed Medicines Use Review (MUR) and/or New Medicine Service (NMS) electronic reporting templates to the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) within 10 working days from the last day of June 2017. 

In 2016/17 a new process was rolled out with NHS BSA taking on the role of collecting the completed electronic reporting MUR and NMS templates for community pharmacy contractors, on behalf of NHS England. 

The NHS BSA are holding a number of webinars to provide contractors with insight and guidance on how to submit the templates. For webinar dates and timings, please visit: ow.ly/1Rsk30d71yO

 

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Champions and Leadership Events

All the dates for the Champions and Leadership events arranged for July, as well as the Leadership event in September are now fully booked. 

We are currently working on arranging additional dates for both Champions and Leadership training in autumn and will communicate this out by email and letter once the details are finalised.  Sign up to our mailing list to ensure you receive this information as soon as it published. 

 

Binley’s Information Request Letters

We have received queries regarding the legitimacy of letters which have been sent to pharmacies from Binley’s requesting that details relating to the pharmacy are checked and confirmed.  These letters are genuine. 

Binley’s are involved in the communication of updates regarding drug and product safety, as well as the distribution of publications such as the BNF.  Binley’s are required, as part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to validate the information they hold about all of their customers. 

 

Life with Cancer 2017 Patient Conference

‘Life with Cancer 2017’ is a free event supporting those affected by cancer, hosted by Yorkshire Cancer Research.  Taking place at the Harrogate Convention Centre on 16th November 2017, Life with Cancer is an event for everyone affected by cancer – patients and carers, families and supporters.  It will focus on various aspects of life with cancer and give guests the opportunity to share experiences and help others.  The programme for the day includes sessions on coping with cancer, lifestyle and cancer, financial and legal advice, caring for carers, managing side effects and opportunities to try pilates, mindfulness and an exercise session specifically designed for cancer patients.  There will also be an Information Hub – an exhibition area where guests can learn more about various aspects of cancer care and research. 

Please feel free to let relevant patients know about this free event. 

Places are free but must be booked in advance.  To book a place and choose from the sessions on offer either visit Yorkshire Cancer Research’s web page www.ycr.org.uk/lwc2017.  

Please be aware that most of the sessions have limited capacity and places will be booked on a first-come basis.  

 

Bradford Supervision

We have become aware that Addaction wrote to all Bradford pharmacy contractors in March providing the Supervised Consumption service to outline a new process for how controlled drug prescriptions will be distributed, asking pharmacies to collect scripts directly from Addaction.  Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire were not aware of this change and had not been consulted about this change. 

Following a meeting between Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire and Addaction, the proposed changes have been suspended and prescriptions will be distributed in the usual way.  We are now working with Addaction to discuss how the prescription distribution can be changed to be in-line with the CQC recommendations whilst remaining fair and transparent for all contractors. 

Thank you to the contractors who brought this letter to our attention. 

 

Calderdale Sexual Health Newsletters

Pharmacies in Calderdale will be receiving a bulletin relating to ‘Healthy Relationships and Consent’ and a flyer relating to being ready for summer festivals.  These can also be accessed at our website:  

 

Kirklees PNA

Kirklees Local Authority have started their PNA process so that they will publish a new PNA in 2018.  Kirklees Council have written out to each Kirklees pharmacy to ask them to complete a pharmacy questionnaire.  We would encourage pharmacies to complete and return the questionnaire.  Pharmacies who are part of a multiple should discuss the return with their Head Office. 

 

Connect with Pharmacy

Connect with Pharmacy, the electronic transfer of discharge advice notes from the hospital to the pharmacy, went live across Leeds on 16th January 2017.  Community pharmacy can play a key role in reducing unnecessary admissions to hospital due to preventable problems with medicines. 

Since going live there have been 1485 referrals from LTHT.  Community pharmacies have accepted and actioned 92% of these.  This is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved and we have produced a higher acceptance rate than many other areas in the country that deliver a similar service. 

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are providing ongoing support to both the hospital and community pharmacy teams, with monthly project board meetings, newsletters and regular phone calls. 

Adult services at the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) are piloting phase 2 of the service, where any patient can be referred to their community pharmacy if a clinical need is identified. Nurses on both the Cardiology and Parkinson’s wards are also keen to be involved and make referrals to community pharmacy. 

Please remember to:

  • ‘Accept’ each referral on PharmOutcomes
  • ‘Complete’ the referral once you have made an intervention
  • Make best use of the National Advanced Services: The New Medicines Service (NMS) and targeted Medicines Use Reviews (MURs) support the transfer of care for patients discharged from hospital.  Community pharmacists are well placed to provide targeted support to patients in the post discharge period and ensure that patients understand:
  • the medicines they have been prescribed
  • why they should be taking their medicines
  • how to take their medicines correctly. 

If you have any queries or questions, then please contact melissa@cpwy.org

 

The Leeds Directory

Leeds Directory is a council funded source of information on a wide range of services and organisations which can accessed online. http://leedsdirectory.org/ 

There are over 1800 organisations and services to assist and support people to live independently. The directory includes information on wellbeing services (stop smoking, weight) and support groups for patients (carers, cancer) information and could be used by pharmacy teams to support signposting of patients. 

 

Leeds CCGs Prescribing Consultation

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has become aware that the Leeds CCGs wrote to all Leeds pharmacies at the end of March in relation to their consultation on proposed changes to the way certain items are prescribed in Leeds.

Due to the recent general election, this consultation was paused and the closing date has now been extended to 9th July 2017.  If you have not already done so, we would urge all pharmacy teams to respond to this consultation: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=148889698614 

 

PSNC – Community Pharmacy News

The Community Pharmacy News monthly magazine will no longer be posted out to pharmacies.  

To access the latest Community Pharmacy News, click here. 


 

Training and Development

 

Leadership Learning Communities for Pharmacy Professionals

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire, CPPE and Health Education England are pleased to invite you to join the 2017 Leadership Learning Community for pharmacy professionals which is being delivered within West Yorkshire. 

The programme is designed to give you the skills to develop personally and lead within your pharmacy.  It is open to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who have been qualified for at least 2-3 years.  It is an opportunity to make a real difference to your own leadership and to community pharmacy across West Yorkshire. 

For more information or if you are interested in signing up for this programme, please visit our website http://www.cpwy.org/training-development/events.shtml.  Applications must be returned by 31st July 2017.  We will contact you after this date to confirm whether you have a place on this programme. 

 

CPPE Events

Details of events being held by CPPE in the West Yorkshire area are on our website, click here.