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Quality Payments: New declaration process

Following the publication of NHS England's guidance for the Quality Payments Scheme February 2019 review point, NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) will today distribute via email* further information on how contractors can claim for a quality payment when the declaration window opens on Monday 4th February 2019. Contractors will be able to claim for...

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Quality Payments: Gateway criteria report now available on the NHS BSA website

Community pharmacy contractors are now able to view the first weekly gateway criteria report on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website, which details contractors who have been assessed, using national datasets, as meeting four of the five gateway criteria (Advanced Services, NHS website, Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire (CPPQ) and NHSmail). This weekly report,...

2 days ago

Brexit: Health Secretary letter to healthcare professionals

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today (December 7th) written a series of letters, including one to healthcare professionals, to give an update on the Government's planning for a no-deal Brexit. In his letter to frontline healthcare providers Mr Hancock once again stressed that healthcare providers should not stockpile medicines. He said they should advise their...

2 days ago

Self-care (including Pharmacy First)

Pharmacy First LogoThe Pharmacy First service is commissioned to provide the local population with rapid access to a pharmacist who can give self-care advice on a range of minor ailments releasing capacity in general practice and providing an appropriate alternative to the use of general practice or other health care environment (i.e. A&E, Out of Hours Urgent Care).

If you are interested in providing this service in your pharmacy please click here for information on what you need to do.

Only patients registered with a GP in the following areas are eligible to receive advice and treatment under the Pharmacy First Service:

  • Leeds CCG
  • West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing (WWHW)

Those patients not registered with a GP or registered with a GP from outside these areas should be offered advice and purchase of OTC treatment, or informed to contract their GP.

If you are interested in providing this service in your pharmacy please click here for information on what you need to do.

Jump to general Pharmacy First resources

Jump to Leeds CCG Pharmacy First details

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General Pharmacy First Resources

Service Guide 

Pharmacy Poster

GP Poster

Antibiotic Leaflet

Antibiotic Leaflet with Images

Cough Leaflet

Cough Leaflet with Images

Caring for Children with Coughs Leaflet

Self-Care Guide to Help You Treat Your Infection

Self Care Forum Factsheets

Patient.co.uk - Health information leaflets

Treat Yourself Better website - Not available as a leaflet but patients can be signposted to the website.



Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.

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Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group Pharmacy First Service

The 3 CCGs in Leeds will be merging from the 1st April 2018.  From this date the Leeds North, Leeds South and East and Leeds West Pharmacy First services will be replaced with one Leeds wide service.

Leeds Service Specification

NHS Standard Contract 17/18 and 18/19 Particulars

Leeds Formulary

Leeds Consultation Form 

Leeds Pharmacy First - Provider List


Also see the General Pharmacy First Resources

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West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Pharmacy First Service

This service will continue until 31st March 2018.  Please see Service Extension Letter below for more information.

West Wakefield Pharmacy First Service Extension Letter

West Wakefield Service Specification

West Wakefield GP List

West Wakefield Formulary

West Wakefield Consultation Form

West Wakefield Service on a Page

West Wakefield GP Guide

Also see the General Pharmacy First Resources


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