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Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

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CPPE launches New Medicine Service e-course

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events  

If you wish to receive email notifications of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire events, please sign up to our mailing list.


Community Pharmacy Forward View Events

The Community Pharmacy Forward View events will provide you with an opportunity to hear more about the Community Pharmacy Forward View and discuss the integration and contribution of community pharmacy to the NHS Forward View, GP Forward View and Sustainability and Transformation Plans in West Yorkshire.  Speakers will provide an overview of the strategic direction including the work being undertaken locally. 

We are repeating the events twice across the West Yorkshire area so you need select only one date. 

Events are being held on:

  • Tuesday 5th September 2017 - Village Hotel (Leeds North), 186 Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PR
  • Wednesday 20th September 2017 - Cedar Court Hotel, Rooley Lane, Bradford, BD5 8HW 

Events begin at 7.15pm and end by 8.45pm.  Food will be available from 6.30pm.  The events are open to the whole pharmacy team.  Please share this invite with all of your colleagues in the pharmacy even if you are unable to attend.  You are able to attend either of these events if you work within the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire area. 

Please complete one of the below registration forms and return as soon as possible to secure your place(s).  Registrations must be received 7 days prior to your selected date.  If, after registering for our events, you are unable to attend please let us know.


Community Pharmacy Forward View Event - Letter

Community Pharmacy Forward View Event - Registration Form (to email)

Community Pharmacy Forward View Event - Registration Form (to post/fax)




Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Leadership and Champions Events

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are pleased to announce that we are holding additional Healthy Living Pharmacy training events. 

We have sufficient funding remaining from Health Education England, Yorkshire and the Humber (HEE) which is allowing us to offer this additional training free of charge.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Pharmacies require only one leader, and at this time, we can only accept one person per pharmacy on the Champions training.  Your HLP Champion should cover full-time equivalent hours (35 hours per week) and be customer facing.  Please bear this in mind when selecting your attendee. 

Contractors (ie pharmacy owners) are required to read and acknowledge the agreement which can be found below when registering staff for places on these training events.

HLP Training Invite Letter

HLP Training Contractor Agreement


HLP Leadership Events

Full day, face-to-face leadership training will be provided for one member of staff per pharmacy.  This training is only open to pharmacists and pharmacy managers. Training will be provided in collaboration with CPPE. 

Two events have been arranged: 

  • Thursday 7th September 2017 in Brighouse
  • Thursday 12th October 2017 in Bradford 

HLP Champions Events

Full day, face-to-face champions training will be provided for one member of staff per pharmacy.  Your HLP Champion should cover full-time equivalent hours (35 hours per week) and be customer facing.  Training will be provided by Buttercups Training Limited. 

Various events have been arranged: 

  • Wednesday 6th September 2017 in Brighouse
  • Thursday 14th September 2017 in Wakefield
  • Tuesday 19th September 2017 in Leeds
  • Wednesday 20th September 2017 in Bradford

All events start at 9am with registration and coffee.  Training starts at 9.30am and finishes by 5pm.  Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.  Details of the venue will be sent to you with confirmation of your place. 

Please complete one of the below registration forms for the relevant event and return as soon as possible to secure your place.  If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible.  It is important to note that the pharmacy will be invoiced £120 for non-attendance unless 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is given.


HLP Leadership Registration Form (to email)

HLP Leadership Registration Form (to post/fax)


HLP Champions Registration Form (to email)

HLP Champions Registration Form (to post/fax) 


Leadership Learning Communities for Pharmacy Professionals

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire, CPPE and Health Education England are pleased to invite you to join the 2017 Leadership Learning Community for pharmacy professionals which is being delivered within West Yorkshire. 

The programme is designed to give you the skills to develop personally and lead within your pharmacy.  It is open to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who have been qualified for at least 2-3 years.  It is an opportunity to make a real difference to your own leadership and to community pharmacy across West Yorkshire. 

For more information or if you are interested in signing up for this programme, please see the letter, flyer and registration form below.  Applications must be returned by 31st July 2017.  We will contact you after this date to confirm whether you have a place on this programme.


Leadership Learning Community Letter

Leadership Learning Community Flyer

Registration Form (to email)

Registration Form (to post/fax) 


If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact: 


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. 



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.


Antibacterials – Focal Point

This programme will help you to support other healthcare professionals and patients to optimise outcomes from antibiotic therapy and to minimise harm, while developing your understanding of antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.


Thursday 16th November 2017 – Leeds


Cancer Awareness and Screening

This resource will support you in acquiring the knowledge, developing the skills and demonstrating the attitudes necessary to offer services which promote increased cancer awareness and increased referral to screening services where available, as part of your pharmacy practice. The learning promotes referral to local NHS screening programmes, as well as other pathways to primary and secondary care specialists.


Wednesday 17th January 2018


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.


Wednesday 13th September 2017 - Brighouse


Depression – Focal Point

This programme will help you to build your knowledge of the management of people with depression, and better understand the condition, its impact and approaches used to manage it.


Wednesday 4th October 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.


Monday 25th September 2017 – Wakefield

Thursday 11th January 2018 – Bradford


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.


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.


Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Leeds 

Monday 5th March 2018 - Wakefield


What’s new in the BNF (British National Formulary) – an event for pre-registration students

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 1st November 2017 – Brighouse

Wednesday 7th February 2018 - Bradford