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Patient questionnaire requirement of the Flu Vaccination Service

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that a requirement of the Flu Vaccination Service is to ask all patients who have a flu vaccination to complete the patient questionnaire. An IT platform is available to enable patient questionnaires from the Flu Vaccination Service to be completed electronically either by the patient themselves or with help from the pharmacy...

9 hours ago

PGD addendum published for the Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19

Public Health England (PHE) has published an addendum to the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 Patient Group Direction (PGD). This addendum provides the legal basis for two activities to take place: For pharmacists to administer the recommended vaccine to patients who have inadvertently received the non-recommended vaccine for their age group during the 2018/19...

1 day ago

Epipen Junior Shortage – Patient Letter

Following the ongoing supply issues with Epipen Junior 150mcg which are expected to last for several months, NHS England has today issued a letter (shared through GPs) to all patients and users of Epipen Junior with further advice. To view the letter click here. The letter can be used by pharmacies to support patients and...

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.

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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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