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Contractor Notice: Further extension to SSP06 – Fluoxetine 40mg capsules

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules (SSP06). SSP06 for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules was previously expected to expire on 10th August but the revised end date has been further extended to 4th September 2020. This expiry date may be brought...

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Availability of Evorel products (Theramex) – Updated

Following the recent supply problems for the Evorel range of products, Theramex have provided this further update. ‘Following the acquisition of Evorel by Theramex in October 2019, we have worked tirelessly with multiple manufacturing partners to resupply the product in the UK market. Since February 2020, we have produced nearly 750,000 packs across the Evorel...

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Update on new flexible approaches to flu vaccination service

An update on the new flexible approaches being considered for support the provision of the flu vaccination service has been released. Contractors must note that the changes PSNC is seeking to the flu vaccination service, described in the update, have not yet been agreed and may never be agreed. On 3rd July 2020, PSNC published...

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News Archive

CPWY Online COVID-19 Update: Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 7.30pm

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will be holding regular online Zoom meetings to provide you with the latest information regarding COVID-19.

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Virtual Outcomes: Vaccines Training!

Virtual Outcomes has released a new course to help support pharmacy teams on vaccines!

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Updated - Late May 2020 Bank Holiday Opening Times

These are the updated Late May 2020 Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times which we have received from NHS England.

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Supporting Patients During Ramadan

Check out our films to help you support patients who may be fasting during Ramadan.

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CPWY Committee 2020

Details of the new Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Committee

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National Clinical Audit Cancelled!

Following discussions with PSNC, NHSE&I have taken the decision to waive the requirement to complete the National Clinical Audit for 2019/20.

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Last Day to Make Your PQS Declaration!

The deadline to submit your PQS declarations is tonight at 11.59pm!

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New CPWY Events!

Bookings are now open for our new upcoming CPWY Connect Event and Leeds AF Patient Pathway Event!

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Bank Holiday Leaflet For Patients on Methadone and Subutex

A leaflet has been produced which you may wish to use to help inform patients who pick up regular instalments for methadone and Subutex of your opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Don't forget to Book your Place!

It's the last chance to book your place on our upcoming Planning for Growth Events, Maximising Income Events and CPWY Connect Events!

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Flu Vaccination Service 2019/20

Contractors how have the go-ahead to provide the flu service from 1st September 2019.

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Medicines Safety Newsletter: Issue 5 - July 2019

Our July 2019 Medicines Safety Newsletter is now available.

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CPCF Agreement

PSNC have announced a new 5 year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework deal.

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Vacancies at CPWY

We currently have two vacancies to work with our team in Leeds.

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Local MP Visit in Otley

Otley MP Alex Sobel visits Otley Pharmacy.

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Local MP Visit in Calderdale

Read about Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker's visit to Luddendenfoot Pharmacy.

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Clinical Governance: Deadlines Approaching!

Contractors are reminded of four key deadlines relating to the clinical governance aspects of their terms of service.

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e-Learning: Cervical Cancer Screening Online Training!

The latest e-Learning module is on the subject of Cervical Cancer Screening!

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Local MP Visit in Dewsbury

Read about MP Paula Sherriff's pharmacy visit.

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Local MP Visit in Bradford

Local MP Judith Cummins visits pharmacy as National Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service get underway.

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PHE Winter Campaign 2018: Help Us Help You

This years national winter Public Health campaign for pharmacies has been announced by Public Health England

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Care Navigation and Community Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has created a short clip about Care Navigation for use both in GP practice and community pharmacy.

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CPWY Website Issues

We are currently working to resolve the ongoing issues on our website. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Flu 2018/19

Have you started to think about the flu 2018/19 season yet?

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PNAs 2018-2021

Local authorities have now published new PNAs for 2018-2021.

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Wakefield Draft PNA

Contractors are reminded to respond to the Wakefield draft PNA.

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Leeds Draft PNA

Contractors are reminded to respond to the Leeds draft PNA.

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HLP Leadership Training

There are a small number of places available at our HLP Leadership event on 12th October 2017.

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Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Events Now Full!

All the dates for the HLP Champions and Leadership events are now fully booked.

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CPWY Welcomes New Contractor Quality & Development Lead

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to welcome Bushra Effendi as Contractor Quality and Development Lead.

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Further Update on HLP Training Places

Very limited places now available on the HLP training events

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Update on HLP Training Dates

Changes to HLP Champions training access.

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CPWY Welcomes New Public Health & Engagement Lead

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to welcome Darren De Souza as Public Health and Engagement Lead.

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HLP Training Dates Available

HLP Leadership and HLP Champions training dates now available.

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Flu Vaccination Claims

Claims for Flu Vaccinations administered this month must be submitted by 5th April 2017.

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CPWY Vacancy - Public Health and Engagement Lead

We have a opportunity for a Public Health Development Manager to join our team.

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CPWY Vacancy - Contractor Quality and Development Lead

We are looking to recruit someone to support pharmacy contractors in achieving the Quality Payments available to them.

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NHSmail - 2 Days Left to Take Action

Pharmacy contractors must request a shared NHSmail account by 1st February 2017.

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Donations in Memory of Nigel Hughes

Information if you wish to make a donation in memory of Nigel Hughes.

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Sad News

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend Nigel Hughes who passed away unexpectedly on the evening of Thursday 5th January 2017.

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Message from Robbie Turner

Robbie Turner leaves Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire and says THANK YOU.

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CPWY Appoints New CEO

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer.

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SCR Acceptable Use Agreement

Change of link for Acceptable Use Agreement for SCR.

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CPWY CEO Vacancy

Following Robbie Turner's resignation we are now looking to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer.

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Announcement from CPWY Chair

It is with regret, that I need to notify you of my acceptance of Robbie Turner’s resignation, from his position as Chief Executive Officer for Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire.

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Pharmacy Management Academy Event

Academy workshop - Managing Change in the NHS of 2016 and Beyond being held in Leeds on 12th October 2016.

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theLearningpharmacy.com Event

Come along and learn about theLearningpharmacy.com on Tuesday 11th October in Brighouse.

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Summary Care Records Next Steps

Next steps to "go live" on Summary Care Records.

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Book Now for our Flu Events

There are still a few places available on the Flu events.

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New Academy Events in September

Registrations are now open for Flu and Dermatology events.

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Smartcards Starting With 03

Please check your smartcards if you work in Calderdale, Kirklees or Wakefield.

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SCR Briefings - Final Dates Available

Additional dates for Summary Care Record Briefings (SCR) in the Yorkshire area have been made available. These will be the final events.

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Submission of PwC Data

Please submit the data which has been collected in pharmacies over the past week by Friday 10th June.

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PwC data collection period starts today – please take part!

The data collection period for the ‘advice on self-care or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines’ starts today, Wednesday 1st June and pharmacy teams in England are strongly encouraged to participate.

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PCS England Stationery Orders

Update regarding EPS token shortage and the non-delivery of some Drug Tariffs.

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EPS Tokens - Out of Stock

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) are out of stock of EPS Dispensing Tokens.

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Medicines Safety Officer Vacancy

NHS England (North - Yorkshire and the Humber) are looking to recruit a Medicines Safety Officer on a sessional basis.

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PCSE Ordering Portal

A new online portal for ordering and tracking supplies from Primary Care Support England (PCSE) will launch on Tuesday 8th March 2016.

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CPWY Committee Members

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to announce the successful candidates elected on to the committee for the next four years from April 2016.

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Opportunity to influence the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021

The Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board want views on their proposed outcomes and priorities for better health and wellbeing in Leeds.

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Important note regarding services provided by 'Pharmacy2U over Christmas and New Year

A technical issue at Pharmacy2U has resulted in some patients being unlikely to receive their ordered medicines until January 11th.

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APTUK Work on Career Pathways for Pharmacy Technicians

The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians, APTUK, is calling for Pharmacy Technicians to help with a piece of work that is being done nationally on developing career pathways for Pharm

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Pharmacy Technicians Workstream Event

The West Yorkshire Pharmacy Local Professional Network (LPN) are eager to establish participation from pharmacy technicians working in all sectors.

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Clinical Safety Officer. Part time vacancy for local IT project

Opportunity for a pharmacist to work on a consultancy basis as a Clinical Safety Officer.

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Radio Ads for Pharmacy Flu Service in WY

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are pleased to launch their radio campaign promoting the role of community pharmacists in vaccinating against flu.

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Pharmacist Support Santa Runs

On the 6th and 13th of December the Pharmacist Support team will hit the streets and join a sea of Santas at Santa Run events in Manchester and London. They will be joined by pharmacy students, enthus

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UKCPA Research Interviews

Are you willing to take part in a research interview for UKCPA?

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RPS DevoManc Event

The RPS are holding an event around devolution of the heath care budget in in The Manchester area.

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Time to Transfer from the West Yorkshire Flu Service

Pharmacies in West Yorkshire now need to transfer to the National Advanced Flu Service

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NPA Conference - Stepping Up Together

The next NPA conference – Stepping Up Together: Business and Practice Solutions for Independent Pharmacies - takes place in Manchester on Sunday 20 September.

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Additional Dates for Flu Vaccination Training

Due to demand two additional dates for Flu Vaccination training have been arranged.

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Clarification on the West Yorkshire Local Flu Service

Further information on signing up for the West Yorkshire Flu Service.

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Do you want to deliver the NHS Flu Vaccination Service?

You need to return the Service Level Agreement if you want to deliver the NHS Flu Vaccination Service

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CPWY Development Academy Feedback Questionnaire

Can you help us to improve our Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Development Academy events?

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Community Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service

PSNC have announced a new Advanced Service for flu Vaccination

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NHS Flu Vaccination Training Information

We are pleased to confirm details for the NHS Flu Vaccination training.

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Boxing Day 2015 Opening Arrangements

NHS England's message regarding the arrangement for Boxing Day 2015.

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Optimising Medicines Use During Ramadan Films

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire have produced three films on optimising medicines use during Ramadan.

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The Calderdale Community Pharmacy Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice Service Evaluation is now

The Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) was introduced in May 2013 to raise awareness of the personal health risks of alcohol consumption, through an IBA consultation with a trained member o

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National Audit

Details of how to choose the period to conduct the national audit for community pharmacy.

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National clinical audit: important update

Important information regarding National clinical audit.

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NHS Mail for Pharmacies

Information on how to sign up for an NHS Mail account.

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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

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Notification of Consultation - Kirklees Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Kirklees PNA Consultation is open until 10th April 2015

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CareID Go-Live: Starts 19/02/15

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

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CPPE Leadership School

Final chance to book for Manchester 2015. There are still a few places left on the CPPE Leadership School, running in Manchester this spring.

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Calderdale CCG campaign to fight medicine waste

Calderdale residents are being invited to become ‘super patients’ and get involved in an NHS initiative to tackle medicine waste.

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Important Information for SmartCard Sponsors

The way NHS SmartCards are managed is changing significantly in a couple of weeks.

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Post-Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety

Are you interested in Patient Safety? Would you like to further your knowledge?

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New Website Pages

A new section has been launched on our website.

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Notification of Consultation - Wakefield Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Wakefield PNA Consultation is open until 10th March 2015.

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Notification of Consultation - Calderdale Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Calderdale PNA Consultation is open until 12th March.

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Pharmacists asked to support drug driving campaign

The Department for Transport has recently issued a press release calling on pharmacies to support a new year campaign to help customers and patients understand the changes to drug driving legislation

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Notification of Consultation – Leeds Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) Draft

As you may be aware, regulations have been introduced that require Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWB) to develop and publish a new Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

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Advice on the risk of the misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin

Public Health England have produced a document to provide information regarding the potential for misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin.

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Further Update to Primary Care Guidance on Ebola

The Public Health England (PHE) Ebola Guidance documentation has been refreshed and was uploaded to the PHE Website on Friday last week.

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Department of Transport Guidance for Healthcare Professionals on Drug Driving

The Department of Transport guidance provides an explanation to healthcare professionals of the new drug driving offence

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Acute Kidney Injury and pharmacists

We would like to identify your views and knowledge of educational resources that are available to you as Community Pharmacists relating to Acute Kidney Injury.

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Staff working in pharmacies are encouraged to have a flu vaccine

NHS England (West Yorkshire) is encouraging all staff who work in pharmacies to protect themselves against influenza this winter by having a flu vaccination.

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‘Feeling under the weather?’ NHS winter campaign 2014/15

NHS England’s ‘Feeling under the weather?’ winter marketing campaign is now running until early December 2014. The campaign builds upon last winter’s ‘The earlier, the better’ campaign, and is design

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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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Promoting Good Outcomes for Patients Who Misuse Substances

We are pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming substance misuse training sessions.

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty

A joint event between Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire and the RPS Local Practice Forum.

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Preparing to Deliver a Successful NHS Flu Vaccination Service

We are pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming NHS Flu training session.

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Carers Trust Survey Now Open

Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers, is working in partnership with the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) to explore how community pharmacies can support young carers and

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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.

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Dementia and Mental Health Training Events

We are pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming training sessions.

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RPS Faculty Event

RPS members are invited to an event where Lesley Johnson from the RPS Faculty will be speaking about how to become a member of the RPS Faculty.

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Pharmacy Local Professional Network Meeting

West Yorkshire Area Team will be holding a Pharmacy Local Professional Network meeting on Tuesday 17 June from 7pm to 9pm.

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Community IV Antibiotics Service

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

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Creating Recovery Event in Kirklees

Kirklees Integrated Substance Misuse partnership is inviting pharmacists in Kirklees to attend an evening event to discuss opportunities surrounding partnership, treatment and recovery systems that re

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Tour de France and Community Pharmacy

The Tour de France (TdF) is coming to West Yorkshire on Saturday 5th July and Sunday 6th July.

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Summer Health Training Events

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming training sessions.

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Research Study

The University of Bradford are actively recruiting pharmacists to take part in a research study.

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Cardiovascular Training Events

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming training sessions.

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Vacancy for a Community Pharmacy Research and Evaluation Manager

We are now looking to support the development of further evidence to build pharmacy’s role in patient care and invite applications for the post of Community Pharmacy Research and Evaluation Manager.

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National campaign to encourage people to seek treatment earlier

The earlier, the better campaign launches today, Monday 20th January and will run for six weeks.

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Call to Action Events

We are pleased to invite you and your team to our Call to Action events.

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Community Pharmacy Call to Action: we need your help!

Pharmacy teams may have read recently about a ‘Call to Action’ on community pharmacy launched this month by NHS England.

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire February Training Events

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming training sessions.

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NHS 111 are looking for Pharmacists in West Yorkshire

NHS 111 are looking for Pharmacists in West Yorkshire to support service provision at key points over the winter period. They are looking for Pharmacists who can work with them on key high demand days

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WYLPF: Raising the standards - Public Health

Are you prepared for the RPS Public Health Standards? The WYLPF will be holding a meeting on Thursday the 5th December

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire November Training Events

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to invite you and your team to our upcoming training sessions. We are running two parallel sessions which means there should be something valuable for all

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RPS Faculty Surgery

The West Yorkshire Local Practice Forum are hosting an event.

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BNF edition 66 now available

The latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF) is now available.

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Bradford School of Pharmacy Advertise New Research Post

Research Pharmacist, Improving the Management of Pain from Advanced Cancer Community (IMPACCT)

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WYLPF meeting to discuss a response to RPS options paper on student numbers

WYLPF needs to respond to the RPS Options paper on student numbers published in August 2013

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire refuses to support Flu Vaccination Proposal from NHS England WYAT

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire refuses to support Flu Vaccination Proposal from NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team

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Updated advice about diclofenac

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a letter to healthcare professionals containing updated advice on new contraindications and warnings about diclofenac.

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New updated IG Toolkit released for pharmacies to complete

All NHS providers, including community pharmacies need to provide information governance assurances to the NHS on an annual basis. These assurances are provided through completion of an online assessm

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Job Advert for Pharmacy Local Professional Network Chair

The West Yorkshire Area Team of NHS England has today started to advertise for a Chair to lead the Pharmacy Local Professional Network.

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Newsletter

The latest edition of the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Newsletter is now available to view.

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NAPP Asthma Master Class

NAPP are running an Asthma Master Class for healthcare professionals across West Yorkshire on Saturday 29th June 2013

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NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team Contact Details

We now have initial contact details for the new West Yorkshire Area Team.

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Healthy Living Pharmacy Launch in Wakefield

Following the Healthy Living Pharmacy launch for the Wakefield District on Tuesday 16 April, the application process to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy has now started.

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire slashes the levy contractors pay by 10%

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has agreed a budget that will enable it to reduce the levy each contractor pays by an average of 10% for 2013/14. It has done this whilst also increasing the service

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Community nurse access to prescription pads

Community nurse prescribers may have some difficulty accessing replacement prescription pads for the next few months. Find out more here.

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Introductory Certificate of Sexual Health

The Royal College of GPs and Leeds Student Medical Practice are running training “Introductory Certificate of Sexual Health”. This is open to pharmacists and will be held on Wednesday 6th June.

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Calderdale pharmacy teams invited to find out more about the Start 4 Life campaign on 23rd April

The next community pharmacy public health campaign in Calderdale will involve pharmacy teams giving healthy tips and advice to pregnant women, new mums, dads-to-be, friends and family.

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Local Regional Drugs and Therapeutics Centre publishes its quarterly newsletter.

The MINT (Medicines Information News Today) aims to summarise important news items in the field of Medicines Information and signposts towards useful documents.

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Have your say about Discharge MURs. University of Bradford survey.

Please participate in a University of Bradford survey of community pharmacists experiences and views of Discharge MURs. The study is being conducted by a group of 3rd year MPharm students and Professo

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CCG Legwork Has Helped Secure Service Funding

Our Chief Executive, Robbie Turner, speaks to the Pharmaceutical Journal to explain how building up trust with commissioners is essential to securing funding for pharmacy services.

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New Web Site

This is the new Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire website.

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