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Menadiol 10mg tablets supply issue

PSNC has become aware that Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd has transferred the production of its licensed Menadiol Diphosphate Tablets 10mg to another site but delays mean that it is likely to be out of stock until October 2018. In the meantime, Alliance are going to supply the equivalent unlicensed Menadiol Diphosphate Tablets 10mg, which will be...

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GDPR: Primary care leaders press for exemption for smaller NHS providers from need to appoint DPO

PSNC, the National Pharmacy Association, the British Dental Association and the Optical Confederation are calling on the Government to exempt NHS primary care providers, including community pharmacies, from a specific section of the Data Protection Bill. The four representative bodies believe that the requirements in the Bill go beyond the terms of the General Data...

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March 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 1st update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following price concessions for March 2018: Drug Pack size Price Concession Amiloride 5mg tablets 28 £2.87 Anastrozole 1mg tablets 28 £4.70 Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £21.00 Bisacodyl 5mg tablets 60 £3.60 Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £32.01 Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £31.74 Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets...

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events   

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Cancer Research UK Talk Cancer Event: building your confidence to talk about cancer

Talk Cancer is a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) training programme to help you feel more confident in discussing cancer openly with your patients.  This event is aimed at the whole pharmacy team and will help your pharmacy team with providing health and wellbeing advice.  For those pharmacies who are a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) the event will help you to build your portfolio and HLP offer. 

The event will be led by experienced Cancer Research UK trainers who are down-to-earth, friendly and practical.  The training is backed up by the latest evidence around cancer prevention, early diagnosis and screening.

The event is open to all members of the pharmacy team. The event is being held on:

  • Thursday 22nd March 2018

Events begin at 7.15pm and end by 8.45pm.  Food will be available from 6.30pm. You are able to attend any of these events if you work within the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire area.

For more information or to book a place, please see invitation letter and registration form which can be found below.  Registration forms must be returned to us as soon as possible. 

Talk Cancer Event - Invitation Letter

Talk Cancer Event - Registration Form (to email)

Talk Cancer Event - Registration Form (to post/fax)


External Events

These are events which are not organised by Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire but may be of interest to pharmacy teams in our area. 


RPS Symposium Event 

RPS West Yorkshire are holding their annual symposium: 

Sunday 25th March 2018

Holiday Inn, Brighouse

10.30am to 3.00pm (registration and coffee from 10am) 

There will be national and local key note speakers, local pharmacy representative stands and plenty of networking opportunities from whichever sector you work.  The speakers will cover topics of national importance including REVALIDATION which will be introduced by GPhC. 

For more information or to book a place, please click here.



North School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Launch - A Celebration Event!

Health Education England would like to invite you to join them at the launch of the new North School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation, working across the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber. 

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Hilton Hotel, Leeds, LS1 4BX

10.00am – 4.00pm 

They are inviting all staff who work with medicines to submit a project or innovation you have been involved in to showcase at the event.  To submit an entry, please complete the nomination form which can be found below and send to medicinesoptimisation.yh@hee.nhs.uk before 5pm on Friday 9th March 2018. 

To book a place on this event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-school-of-pharmacy-and-medicines-optimisation-a-celebration-event-tickets-42237236712

For further information, please see the flyer below. 

HEE Celebration Event Flyer

HEE Project Nomination Form



Leeds Pharmacy Technician Networking Event

There is an opportunity for Pharmacy Technicians in Leeds to attend a free local networking event.  This event aims to bring together Pharmacy Technicians across all sectors of Leeds healthcare, from hospitals, community, GP practices, and CCGs.

This will be a chance to listen to two informative speakers and liaise with cross sector colleagues to discuss matters pertinent to our professional role. 

The event will be taking place on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

The speakers will be: 

  • 7.15pm - Antibiotic Guardianship: The challenges facing our populations in the 21st Century
  • 8.15pm - Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK: The benefits of being a member, and an update on revalidation 

The speakers have been carefully selected to represent key issues affecting Pharmacy Technicians now, and in the future.  The meeting aims to provide information which can be reflected upon and discussed at the event with a diverse group of colleagues. 

For more information on this event, please see the flyer below.

Pharmacy Technician Networking Event Flyer 

To register for this free event, please visit the link below to book a ticket: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pharmacy-technician-networking-event-leeds-tickets-43128270819.  The password to access registration is ‘pharmtech’.



Health Education England Medicines Optimisation Study Day

This study day is part of a full programme of work which meets both regional and national standards of training and assessment.  It is a full day and includes a range of presentations and workshops to support learning and development.  The study day will take place on: 

Wednesday 16th May 2018 at Cloth Hall Court, Leeds, LS1 2HA 

For more information and for a full schedule of the day, please see the flyer below. 

Health Education England Medicines Optimisation Study Day - Flyer 

To book a place, please visit the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medicines-optimisation-study-day-tickets-43345606877.

For more information about the medicines optimisation training, please visit the Health Education England website here: https://hee.nhs.uk/our-work/medicines-optimisation/work-based-learning-programmes.





All CPPE events are open to pharmacists, pre-reg pharmacists and technicians registered with CPPE. To register or book onto an event visit www.cppe.ac.uk where you can also find information for your local tutor. Alternatively you can call their offices at the University of Manchester on 0161 7784000.


Emergency Contraception

This resource will help pharmacy professionals acquire the knowledge, develop the skills and demonstrate the attitudes necessary to offer an emergency contraception service.


  • Wednesday 12th September 2018 – Leeds
  • Wednesday 19th September 2018 – Wakefield 


Patient Safety – An anticoagulant case study

The aim of this programme is to provide you with background knowledge relating to patient safety and risk management, and to give you the opportunity to apply this to practice. It is also intended to help you effectively respond to, and manage, patient safety incidents.


  • Wednesday 9th May 2018 – Brighouse
  • Wednesday 13th June 2018 – Bradford
  • Wednesday 20th June 2018 – Leeds 


Polypharmacy – Focal Point

This programme will help pharmacy teams to develop the confidence, competence and communication skills to work in partnership with patients and other healthcare professionals to enable patients to get the most from their multiple medicines.


  • Wednesday 26th September 2018 - Brighouse



External Training Providers



The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is funded by Health Education England to provide continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians providing NHS services in England. https://www.cppe.ac.uk/

The Learning Pharmacy

This online learning environment offers interactive learning for community pharmacy that is fun, free and easy to access.  It is produced by CPPE but can be accessed by all the pharmacy team.  Learning topics include cancer, diabetes, child health, consultation skills and sexual health. http://www.thelearningpharmacy.com/

School of Medicines Optimisation

The new multi-professional School will work together with stakeholders on medicines education and training with a wide range of staff across all workforce groups in health and social care, to support patients to improve outcomes from medicines use.  The website has dedicated pages for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the non-registered workforce and includes links to training opportunities including Medicines Optimisation Training, Accuracy Checking Medicines and work based learning modules.  https://hee.nhs.uk/hee-your-area/yorkshire-humber/education-training/school-medicines-optimisation