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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events   

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Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) Events!

Given the start date of the new Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has decided to change the focus and set up of our October and November CPWY Connect events.  We have also added an additional November date. 

The events will now be the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) Events, with a short optional briefing about the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) at the end of the evenings. 



  • NEW! 6.30pm - 7pm: Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) FAQ - Members of the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire team will be available within the meeting room to help with any of your PQS questions.  
  • 7pm - 8.30pm: CPCS Supporting You in Being Service Ready
  • 8.30pm - 9pm: CPCF 2019/20 – 2023/24 - A Summary - Attendance Optional

 The next events are being held on: 

  • Tuesday 12th November 2019 – Cedar Court, Bradford
  • Thursday 21st November 2019 – Holiday Inn, Wakefield 

Please note, the timings for these events are slightly different from our usual timings. The events begin at 7pm and will end by 9pm (attendance will be optional for the CPCF presentation from 8.30pm-9pm).  Light refreshments and tea and coffee are available from 6.30pm. 


Our CPCS training evenings will complement the CPPE CPCS training.  We strongly recommend that pharmacists attend the CPPE training as this will provide an update and advancement of the essential clinical skills required for the CPCS service.  https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/cpcs-w-01.  More information on the CPPE training can be found below.

 CPPE - Community Pharmacist Consultation Service Training Flyer


More information can be found in the letter below.  Please complete a registration form and return as soon as possible to secure your place.  If, after registering for this event, you are unable to attend please let us know. 

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) Events - Invite Letter

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) Events - Registration Form (to email)

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) Events - Registration Form (to post/fax)





Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are working with Virtual Outcomes to deliver a series of online training events throughout the year.  See more information on our e-learning page here: http://www.cpwy.org/training-development/e-learning.shtml.




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. 



Novo Nordisk Event: Successful Management of Insulin Therapy in Older Adults 

This event will be held on Thursday 14th November at The Weetwood Hall Hotel, Leeds from 7pm – 9pm (registration and food from 6.30pm).  More information regarding this event and how to book your place, can be found on the invitation below.  Places are limited.

Novo Nordisk Clinical Diabetes Meeting Invitation



FREE Educational Opportunity for ALL Clinicians - Bringing Local Pathways to Life – Women's Health

This event is taking place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 from 2pm - 5pm.  The event will be held at Field House Education Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The subject of Women's Health include; making sense of HPV, improving your management of Heavy menstrual bleeding and latest recommendations on HRT prescribing. 

Further details and booking information can be found in the flyer below.

Bringing Local Pathways to Life Event Flyer




Fully Funded Training for Community Pharmacy 

If you are a community pharmacy professional working in a community pharmacy setting, take advantage of fully funded NHS training to grow your career and your practice.

Mary Seacole Leadership Programme - 2 New West Yorkshire Cohorts

The NHS Long Term Plan offers opportunities for pharmacy professionals to become more integrated into the wider NHS. The Mary Seacole Leadership Programme will allow you to maximise your clinical leadership skills and help you to recognise your own personal value to healthcare. With investment from the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF), NHS England is working with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy. 

This NHS-led flagship programme is designed to develop your leadership and management skills to enable you to drive quality services in pharmacy and really make a difference to the health of the patients you see.  More information about the programme can be found in the documents below: 

Mary Seacole Programme Flyer

Six Reasons to Apply for the Mary Seacole Programme 

Cohort 90 – Leeds: Application Closing Date: 4th February 2020 

To find out more and apply, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/services/leadership-community.


Gain Recognition for your Pharmacy Services by Studying for a Postgraduate Qualification via the Pharmacy Integration Fund 

The University of Manchester is offering fully-funded places on its Masters CPD module in Communication and Consultation (usual module fee £1100).  This is a 12-week online extended skills module with a single study day in Manchester. 

It covers both essential and advanced consultation skills, conducting consultations with different patient groups (e.g. dementia, mental health) and the principles of conducting ethical and patient-centred consultations (e.g. consent, confidentiality and safeguarding). 

This module is useful for all pharmacists in patient-facing roles who wish to gain further confidence in their consultation skills. It is particularly valued by pharmacists who provide PGD, MUR or NMS services. 

Find out more and apply:  https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/12221/msc-advanced-community-pharmacy-practice/application-and-selection/#course-profile 

Email: pgtaught.pharmacy@manchester.ac.uk or Telephone: 0161 306 0604.



Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Dementia Friendly Leeds is a campaign to raise awareness about dementia, support businesses, groups and organisations in Leeds to become more dementia-friendly and empower people living with dementia to influence services and policy.

This is a programme by the Alzheimer’s Society. They work with health care providers to offer 'Dementia Awareness information session' or Dementia Friends sessions. These sessions will provide staff in the pharmacy with basic understanding of dementia and the way it might affect people living with this condition. It will also encourage attendees to commit to an action that will make the lives of people living with dementia a little bit better. 

This is a campaign running in Leeds, however, sessions across West Yorkshire can be found on the Dementia Friends website.

For more information, or to book a place, visit: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSession#.WwggGkgvyM-.





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.



Antimicrobial Stewardship

The overall aim of this programme is to support you to develop your skills to engage with patients and the public about antimicrobial stewardship and develop your knowledge and skills to optimise the prescribing of antimicrobials.


  • Tuesday 12th November 2019 – Bradford 



COPD and Asthma Medication Reviews

This study day supports you to conduct medication reviews with patients who have asthma and COPD and take action to reduce disease burden, improve quality of life and reduce risk of hospital admission.


  • Wednesday 29th January 2020 


Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) Event

CPPE are offering free clinical assessment essential skills workshops to support pharmacists providing CPCS. Although this training is not mandatory to provide the service, we recommend that pharmacists do attend where possible as they have been designed to help develop the skills and confidence needed to undertake effective consultations and clinical assessments – see https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/cpcs for details. 


CPPE have advised that a new date, (Sunday 9th February 2020 in Bradford), will shortly be added which will be released for booking on 1st November 2019. It is expected that there will be further workshops available in 2020.


Inhaler Technique: Improving Outcomes

This programme has been developed for healthcare professionals providing advice to people using inhaled medicines, to optimise their inhaler use and improve outcomes. It will consider the different types of inhaler devices available and how the aerosol is made in each type, the breathing technique required for each type of device and the potential implications of poor technique.


  • Tuesday 11th February 2020 – Bradford
  • Tuesday 18th February 2020 – Leeds
  • Tuesday 3rd March 2020 – Wakefield



What’s New in the BNF 78? An Event for Pre-Registration Pharmacists

Do you want to know about the new recommendations and information in the BNF? The aim of this event is to enable pre-registration pharmacists to identify how new recommendations and information in the BNF will affect clinical practice. During the event you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues in hospital and community practice on a series of case studies and to start to build your professional network.


  • Wednesday 4th March 2020 - Leeds



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

The webinar will:

  • Explain what Oriel is so community pharmacies understand why students might choose to find a placement through it
  • Explain how it differs from recruiting trainees independently – pros and cons for pharmacies
  • Explain how pharmacies register to recruit pre-reg trainees via Oriel
  • Explain how to write a strong submission so your pharmacy is attractive to trainees & any other tips on marketing
  • Explain the preference/ranking system & how pre-reg trainees are matched to their placements
  • Cover any risks / potential downsides for pharmacies, compared with direct recruitment – and how to mitigate against them (e.g. what happens if no trainees select your pharmacy)
  • Explain where pharmacies can get more information
  • Questions & answers 

Learning objectives / outcomes 

  • Pharmacy contractors/employers will understand the areas covered in the webinar
  • Pharmacy contractors/employers will be able to make an informed choice about whether to recruit via Oriel
  • Those pharmacy contactors/employers that want to recruit via Oriel understand the application process and deadlines and know how to prepare a strong submission so their pharmacy is attractive to trainees



Last Updated: 22nd October 2019