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Pregabalin update

Pharmacy teams may be aware of the recent patent litigation of Lyrica. The patent is now set to expire and NHS England has released new guidance  in regards to the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin, which comes into effect from 17th July 2017. Pharmacy teams should note that when dispensing pregabalin for the treatment of any condition,...

12 hours ago

Steve Brine MP to have responsibility for pharmacy in new ministerial role

Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester, is the new minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Mr Brine was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health last week by Prime Minister Theresa May, but his ministerial brief was not known at that point. Mr Brine is a long-term Conservative activist and has served as Jeremy...

12 hours ago

PSNC Judicial Review Appeal Update

PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State. On 20th October 2016, the Secretary of State imposed funding cuts and other changes on community pharmacy. PSNC sought Judicial Review of the decision.  On 18 May 2017, Mr Justice Collins gave his judgment, finding against PSNC, but criticising the Department of Health’s (DH’s) consultation process, stating that it was...

15 hours ago

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events  

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Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Leadership and Champions Events

All the dates for the Champions and Leadership events arranged for June and July, as well as the Leadership event in September are now fully booked

We are currently working on arranging additional dates for both Champions and Leadership training in autumn and will communicate this out by email and letter once the details are finalised.  Sign up to our mailing list to ensure you receive this information as soon as it published.

  

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. 

 

CPPE

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.

  

Consulting with Older People

This workshop is part of the Consultation skills for pharmacy practice programme which you can access via the Consultation skills for pharmacy website. It will support you in adapting your consultation to the needs of the older person to ensure a patient-centred approach.

Dates:

Wednesday 5th July 2017 – Brighouse

 

Dementia – Focal Point

This programme will help you develop your role in the early identification of dementia and to recognise signs and symptoms of its different types, while helping you to deliver improved outcomes and signposting.

Dates:

Wednesday 13th September 2017 - Brighouse

 

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.

Dates:

Monday 25th September 2017 – Wakefield

 

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

The aim of this learning resource is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal professionally with safeguarding issues.

Dates:

Wednesday 12th July 2017 – Leeds

Wednesday 6th September 2017 – Bradford 

 

Type 2 Diabetes – Focal Point

The aim of this learning programme is to update your knowledge of the management of type 2 diabetes. We will explore how you apply your knowledge to support the people and patients in your sector of practice to better manage their condition, reduce complications and improve outcomes.

Dates:

Wednesday 22nd June 2017 – Leeds

Thursday 14th September 2017 - Leeds

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Leeds