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Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) webinar now on-demand

Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of PSNC a recent Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) webinar. Over 600 people registered for yesterday's webinar presented by Gordon Hockey (PSNC Director of Operations and Support) and Suraj Shah (PSNC Drug Tariff and Reimbursement Manager). During the webinar, Gordon explained what an SSP is, clarified situations...

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July 2019 Price Concessions – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Alverine 60mg capsules 100 £9.80 Bumetanide 1mg tablets 28 £1.65 Cefalexin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100ml £1.95 Celecoxib 200mg capsules 30 £9.43 Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5 £16.56 Diamorphine 30mg powder...

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Supply Issue Notice: Sanofi Experience Distribution Disruptions

Sanofi are currently experiencing difficulties ensuring sufficient product availability for normal supply to pharmacies. Sanofi say ‘The problem was caused by a change in our UK logistics provider and an unexpected technical issue with one of their IT systems.’ Sanofi expect product availability will be back to normal within two weeks and ask that pharmacy teams...

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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

Jump to West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Pharmacy First details


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 



Leeds Pharmacy First Bulletin - February 2019 


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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