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PSNC Appeal in the Judicial Review case: contractor summary

Over the last two days, 22nd and 23rd May 2018, PSNC has been in the Royal Courts of Justice appealing Mr Justice Collin's Judgment in the Judicial Review case relating to the funding reductions and changes imposed on community pharmacies. The Appeal was heard by three Court of Appeal Judges – Lord Justice Irwin, Lord...

6 hours ago

MHRA Drug Safety Update – May 2018

Date Issued: 24th May 2018 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 11, Issue 10, March 2018) has been published and includes articles on: Valproate medicines (Epilim▼, Depakote▼): Pregnancy Prevention Programme materials online ; Braltus (tiotropium): risk of inhalation of capsule if placed in the mouthpiece of the inhaler;...

7 hours ago

GDPR update: Notifying the ICO about DPOs

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect tomorrow (25th May 2018), but PSNC has received reports that community pharmacy contractors have been finding it difficult to get through to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) via its helpline and that the ICO website is also unavailable. As stated in the Community Pharmacy...

10 hours ago

Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

 

Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

Queries relating to the hazardous waste bins (yellow bins) should be directed to the NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team: 

england.wyat-phes@nhs.net - 0113 825 2700

 

Disposal of needles, syringes and sharps

Some community pharmacies across West Yorkshire are able to accept needles, syringes and sharps for disposal.

These sharps can only be accepted if they are taken to the pharmacy in a sealed yellow 1 litre sharps bin.  Pharmacies are unable to accept loose sharps or sharps that are not in the specified container.

If you do not have a yellow 1 litre sharps bin then these are available on prescription from the professional who prescribed you the needles, syringes or sharps.

Do not use other bins

You should not put used needles or other sharps:

- in your household waste bin or any other general refuse bin

- in a container that's no longer needed, such as a drinks can or bottle

 

A list of pharmacies providing this service can be found on the link below:

Pharmacies Disposing of Diabetic Sharps

 

The above list was updated in October 2017.  If your pharmacy appears on this list and you no longer accept sharps or if you do accept sharps and your pharmacy details are omitted, please advise info@cpwy.org.

If you do not have a sharps bin, but would like to offer this service, please contact NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team.  Contact details can be found above.

 

This service is for people who have been prescribed needles, syringes or sharps.  If you have found needles or syringes in a public area then you should contact your local council to arrange disposal.