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Pregabalin update

Pharmacy teams may be aware of the recent patent litigation of Lyrica. The patent is now set to expire and NHS England has released new guidance  in regards to the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin, which comes into effect from 17th July 2017. Pharmacy teams should note that when dispensing pregabalin for the treatment of any condition,...

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Steve Brine MP to have responsibility for pharmacy in new ministerial role

Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester, is the new minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Mr Brine was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health last week by Prime Minister Theresa May, but his ministerial brief was not known at that point. Mr Brine is a long-term Conservative activist and has served as Jeremy...

12 hours ago

PSNC Judicial Review Appeal Update

PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State. On 20th October 2016, the Secretary of State imposed funding cuts and other changes on community pharmacy. PSNC sought Judicial Review of the decision.  On 18 May 2017, Mr Justice Collins gave his judgment, finding against PSNC, but criticising the Department of Health’s (DH’s) consultation process, stating that it was...

15 hours ago

CPWY Welcomes New Public Health & Engagement Lead

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

Darren joins us from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust where he developed and delivered 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 CPWY. 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 team needs.

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

Released: 6th June 2017

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