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Pharmacy CEOs offer support for NHS Assembly

The leaders of five national pharmacy organisations have sought involvement in a new stakeholder forum being created to oversee progress on developing long-term plans for the NHS. At a recent board meeting between NHS England and NHS Improvement, it was announced that an ‘NHS Assembly’ would be created, to include representatives from commissioning bodies as...

55 minutes ago

Ask PSNC: Quality Payments FAQs

The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the interim Quality Payments Scheme. Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks. Q. I am in the process of buying a pharmacy; who is responsible for completing the declaration on the NHS BSA website? When a pharmacy has changed ownership during the...

21 hours ago

Class 2 MHRA drug alert – Own-brand children's glycerine and blackcurrant cough syrups manufactured by Bell, Sons & Co.

Drug alert number: EL (18) A/10  Date issued: 20th June 2018 The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 wholesaler and pharmacy level recall, to be actioned within 48 hours, for certain batches of: Asda Children's Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour; Bell's Healthcare Children's Dry Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Syrup; Morrisons...

1 day 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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