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PSNC launches Value of Pharmacy Animation 

PSNC has launched a video animation showcasing the important work that community pharmacies do and explaining how, with sustainable funding and ongoing support from Government, their role could be developed further. The animation has been developed to support PSNC’s conversations with external audiences, to help raise awareness of the value of pharmacy services, and how...

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Have you submitted your C-19 test distribution service weekly data?

Contractors who have signed up to provide the NHS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service are reminded of the need to record the following information on the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by close of business on the pharmacy's last trading day of the week:  Test kits received from wholesalers When contractors receive...

12 hours ago

NHSE&I confirm intention to delegate pharmacy commissioning to ICS

In a letter issued to the leads of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) this afternoon, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have confirmed their plans to delegate the responsibility for the commissioning of primary care services, including pharmaceutical services, to ICS. Read the NHSE&I letter This means that, subject to the will of Parliament, the activities...

1 day ago

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events   

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Due to COVID-19 and Government guidance, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will not be holding any face to face Development Academy Events until further notice.  We will keep you updated in due course on this matter.  However, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will be holding regular online Zoom meetings.  More information on our online meetings, and the topic and day/time they are held can be found below. 



CPWY Connect - Online Events

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will be hosting online meetings for all West Yorkshire community pharmacy contractors and their teams. We will be using Zoom to provide you with the latest information. 


CPWY Connect: Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) Event

This virtual CPWY Connect Event will provide a refresh around the supply of EHC. The event is relevant for anyone involved in supplying EHC whether this be through a commissioned EHC service / PGD or selling EHC over-the-counter. We have expert speakers who will provide a refresh on EHC linking to guidance and including learning from real examples.  Topics will include: 

  • Changes to guidance
  • Missed pill rules
  • Emergency IUD
  • Safeguarding 

The event is taking place via Zoom on Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 7.15pm – 8.30pm

Book Your Place Here! 



  • Dr Rebecca Strauss, Contraceptive Lead Locala Sexual Health
  • Dr Mair Tunstall, Associate Specialist Locala Sexual Health and General Practitioner at Greenway Medical Practice


The event is open to community pharmacy staff working within the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire area. Book your place by clicking on the link above. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation emailing detailing the link to join the Zoom meeting on the evening. Please check your junk/spam email if you do not receive this after registering.

Details of how to use Zoom are available here.  Using Zoom is easier if you have the Zoom app installed. You can download the PC application from https://zoom.us/support/download. When logging into the meeting on a PC using the meeting link, you will see the option to use the full Zoom application, instead of the more restricted web browser alternative. If you use a smart device (smartphone or mobile tablet) you can download the Zoom mobile app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android). Both applications will provide you with more functionality than simply dialling in or using the web browser app.  

If you have any questions or topics that you would like to be covered in the update please email these in advance to info@cpwy.org.



Reset and Recover Programme: A Comprehensive and Free Developmental Programme to Reset Your Pharmacy

The Reset and Recover Programme is for Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire contractors, designed and delivered by pharmacy training specialists, Pharmacy Complete.  The programme focuses on why we have to change what we do and how we can work differently, as we reintroduce services in a COVID context. 

More information on the programme is included in this video from Deborah Evans at Pharmacy Complete: https://vimeo.com/447545205/e2fc2f060b.  A list of the modules and what they cover can be found in the document below. 

Reset and Recover Programme: Modules


All modules are now available on demand and can be accessed by clicking on the relevant link below and entering the password.  Registration is required to view the modules via these links to ensure we have visibility of who is accessing them.


Module 1 on demand recording (of live event)


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Module 4 on demand recording


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 Don't delay in accessing this programme as it is only available for a fixed time.




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 Events 

Novo Nordisk are holding the following events:

‘Semaglutide: Oral and Injectable - Understanding the Benefits of Both Formulations.’ 

There are two dates to choose from (same agenda for each event but different speakers). 

If you wish to attend one of these events, please RSVP to Kay Fitzpatrick via email KAYF@novonordisk.com or by telephone: 07919570039.  Please respond by Wednesday 7th July 2021.



Talking Heads: 'Management of T2 Diabetes during COVID-19 & Beyond' 

There are two different times to choose from on the same day (same agenda for each event but different speakers). 

If you wish to attend one of these events, please RSVP to Moneer Sharif via email MOSF@novonordisk.com or by telephone: 07921 582432.  Please respond by Thursday 8th July 2021.




'Lets Communicate Cancer Series' by British Oncology Pharmacy Association e-Learning

 Let’s Communicate Cancer is free and easily accessible e-learning where you can learn about cancer from basics to detail. It is presented as bite-sized videos, animation, quizzes and slide shows. The e-Learning will give you confidence and knowledge to help your cancer patients – from early diagnosis through treatment. 

Lets Communicate Cancer is aimed at ALL staff working in the pharmacy and beyond. Go to www.bopa.org.uk and click on the logo or access via the courses section. You can join these courses as a free BOPA member. 




CPCS CPD Sessions 

The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) requires pharmacists to use their core skills to provide consultations for patients with minor illnesses. 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is running free CPD sessions in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners, to prepare the profession for the increase in CPCS referrals.   

During the CPD session you’ll be shown exactly how to manage referrals and practice how to handle referrals in real-life situations with GPs and other healthcare professionals.

NHS CPCS is coming, and you need to be ready. 

This training is open to all community pharmacists, not just RPS members.  Register for the training here: https://www.rpharms.com/events/cpcs-events/cpcs-information.



Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) Webinar - Recording 

eRD is here to stay and pharmacy contractors will be seeing an increase in the uptake and use of eRD throughout West Yorkshire. The purpose of this webinar is to help you get the most out of this opportunity; an opportunity to work smarter, to create more effective processes in your pharmacy, and to make your lives just that little bit easier. Increasing efficiency within the pharmacy can help you better manage your increasing workload. These benefits will only happen if you engage with eRD. The webinar explains how to do just that. 

The webinar is accessed via Microsoft Teams App or by clicking to play through the web version of Microsoft Teams.   

Access the Webinar Here 

The recording lasts just over 40 minutes. It can be paused and you can use the bar at the bottom to navigate back or forward through the webinar.



COVID-19 External Training


Buttercups: Free Pandemic Training for Pharmacies

Buttercups Training have recently launched two free short training courses to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic Training for Additional Staff to Support Pharmacy Services is available for all pharmacies who may need to temporarily use additional staff to support the delivery of pharmacy services.

Additional Delivery Driver to Support Pharmacy Services will be of benefit to those pharmacies who are using volunteer drivers to meet the increased demand for medication supply and delivery during the pandemic.

Both courses are now available to download on their website.  Course details are available here: https://www.buttercupstraining.co.uk/news/pandemic-training-additional-staff-support-pharmacy-services 


COVID-19 Quick Start Training for Volunteers  

Pharmacy training provider Mediapharm has produced free 'COVID-19 Quick Start Training for Volunteers'. This certificated course is for pharmacy contractors who are taking on volunteers during the COVID-19 emergency and who need to be trained and ready to work from day one. The course is accessible from the Mediapharm website.




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.



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.  

The next set of online workshops running from April 2021 to September 2021 are now live for booking.  See the document below for further details.


CPPE Workshops and Learning Resources - Summer 2021


If you would like any additional information or have any queries, the CPPE regional tutor can be contacted via email: Deborah.needham@cppe.ac.uk



CPPE: Provisionally Registered Pharmacists 

Any provisionally registered pharmacists who do not have access to a foundation learning programme with their employer should access the CPPE foundation practice programme Foundation pharmacist programme 2020-21 (cppe.ac.uk) or email the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Tutor who will support the application process (deborah.needham@cppe.ac.uk). 


CPPE: Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 

CPPE has updated their Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) pages. See the website here: www.cppe.ac.uk/services/pharmacy-quality-scheme


CPPE Support for New Pharmacy Services 

CPPE has new pages to support new and pilot services being provided in some areas by going to www.cppe.ac.uk/services/services. This includes the Hepatitis C antibody testing, hypertension case finding pilot and smoking cessation pilot.


CPPE  New e-Learning Programme

CPPE has released a new e-Learning programme: “Quality Improvement – an introduction for pharmacy professionals” which can be accessed on the website here www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/quality-e-01 and aims to demystify quality improvement and how to initiate, progress and sustain change.



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: 12th April 2021