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CPCS webinar now on-demand

Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of our webinar about the new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). Almost 500 people tuned in to yesterday’s webinar, co-hosted by Alastair Buxton, PSNC’s Director of NHS Services, and colleagues from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I). During the webinar, the presenters explained how the...

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Public Health England distribute tool to aid conversations about ‘productive healthy ageing'

In a follow up from its guidance A Menu of Interventions for Productive Healthy Ageing, published in March 2019, Public Health England (PHE) has distributed* sets of cards which provide information to pharmacy teams on how to support older people to improve the quality of their lives. These cards are designed to guide conversations with...

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CPCF Roadshow continues with London event

Following the announcement of a five-year deal on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), PSNC is holding a series of Sunday roadshow events for community pharmacists across England. The Roadshow continues this Sunday (22nd September) with an event being held in London, so there is not long left to secure a place. What the Roadshow...

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events   

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (CPWY) Connect Events 

As part of our support for pharmacy contactors and their teams, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (CPWY) are holding our next series of CPWY Connect events. 

CPWY Connect events are informal, interactive and informative and are useful for all the pharmacy team.  CPWY Connect events are drop-in evening events and you are welcome to attend for some or all of the evening.  You can arrive anytime between 6:30pm to 8:00pm and the event will finish at 8:45pm.  All the pharmacy team are welcome to attend. 

The topics will vary depending on the current issues, but the next three events will include short presentations on: 

  • Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) 2019/20 – 2023/24
  • Primary Care Networks (PCNs) 

The next events are being held on:

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019 - Village Hotel, Leeds North, LS16 5PR
  • Tuesday 12th November 2019 - Cedar Court, Bradford, BD6 8HW 

The events begin at 6.30pm and will end by 8.45pm.  You can arrive anytime between 6:30pm to 8:00pm and are welcome to attend some or all of the evening.  

More information about our CPWY Connect Events can be found in the letter below.  If you are interested in attending, please complete a registration form (can also be found below) and return as soon as possible to secure your place.  Registrations must be received 7 days prior to the event. 


CPWY Connect Events - Invite Letter

CPWY Connect Events - Testimonials

CPWY Connect Events Registration Form (to email)

CPWY Connect Events Registration Form (to post/fax)




Two CPWY Development Academy Workshops

As part of our support for pharmacy contactors and their teams, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are providing two workshops, listed below, which will take place over four dates.  More information about the workshops can be found in the informaition below.  If you are interested in attending one, or both of these workshops, please complete an enclosed registration form and specify which, or both, workshops you wish to attend.  Testimonials from pharmacy teams who attended the first set of these events can be found below.


Maximising Income: Your Guide to the Drug Tariff and Correct Endorsement Workshops

Planning for Growth Workshops


Maximising Income: Your Guide to the Drug Tariff and Correct Endorsement 

The Maximising Income workshop will focus on maximising profitability by avoiding losses, product choice and improving efficiency. 

This highly interactive workshop is for the whole pharmacy team, helping you to avoid making errors that will lose income and make decisions that will maximise your return.  Focusing on those areas where mistakes can easily be made, everyone attending will go away with things to implement the following day.  More information about this workshop can also be found in the flyer and testimonials from attendees below. 

These workshops are being held on:

  • Thursday 19th September 2019 - Holiday Inn, Wakefield, WF5 9BE
  • Thursday 24th October 2019 - Village Hotel, Leeds North, LS16 5PR

Maximising Income Leaflet


More information and registration forms can be found below. If you are interested in attending, please complete a registration form and return as soon as possible to secure your place.  Registrations must be received 7 days prior to the event. 



Planning for Growth Workshops: take more control in your future and proactively plan for where you can get maximum profitable growth

The Planning for Growth workshop will provide an introduction into Planning for Growth, helping you consider where to invest your resources and energy and know how to respond to a more service-orientated future. 

The workshop is aimed at pharmacy contractors and pharmacy managers.  Demand for places is expected to be high for this workshop so places will be limited to 2 per pharmacy. 

The workshop will help pharmacy contractors and managers:

  • Understand how the pharmacy landscape is changing and is likely to change in the future.
  • Know why developing a more strategic and considered approach to the business is important.
  • Understanding your pharmacy business key performance indicators is important.
  • Understand local market opportunities and threats.
  • Articulate the Key Success Factors for their business.
  • Feel more in control of their future. 

These workshops are being held on:

  • Tuesday 17th September 2019 - Cedar Court, Bradford, BD6 8HW
  • Tuesday 15th October 2019 - Holiday Inn, Brighouse, HD6 4HW

More information and registration forms can be found below.  If you are interested in attending, please complete a registration form and return as soon as possible to secure your place.  Registrations must be received 7 days prior to the event. 



Both the Maximising Income workshops and Planning for Growth workshops will begin at 7.15pm and will end by 8.45pm. Registration and food will be available from 6.30pm. 

Registration forms must be returned as soon as possible and 7 days prior to the workshop to secure your place(s).  If, after registering, you are unable to attend please let us know. 


Maximising Income Workshop & Planning for Growth Workshop Invite Letter

Maximising Income Workshop & Planning for Growth Workshop - Testimonials

Maximising Income Workshop & Planning for Growth Workshop Registration Form (to email)

Maximising Income Workshop & Planning for Growth Workshop 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. 



PSNC Community Pharmacy Contractual Funding (CPCF) Roadshow Events! 

Following the announcement of a five-year deal for community pharmacy, PSNC will be holding a series of Sunday roadshow events for community pharmacists and their teams across England. The events are being held to help community pharmacies to understand the new five-year deal on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF)

  • Sunday 29th September 2019 – Worsley, Manchester (afternoon session)

The dates above are the three events closest to West Yorkshire, however, other dates/venues are available!  Although all events are free to attend, PSNC ask those who are interested in attending to register in advance.   More information including how to book your place is available on the PSNC website here: https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/psnc-launches-cpcf-roadshow-event-schedule/.



RPS System Leadership Event

Thursday 17th October 2019, 6:30 pm, Brighouse 

RPS are hosting a number of evening events across England focused on the role of pharmacists in the current Health and Social care system. With the introduction of Sustainability Transformation Partnerships (STPs), Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and Primary Care Networks (PCN) we want to support current and future pharmacy leaders navigate the new system. 

Registration is free for RPS Members and Non-Members and is open to pharmacists working across all practice areas. Attending this event will equip you with the resources to work collaboratively within your local system and provide the opportunity to build a network to work across traditional boundaries to serve local populations.  

To book-the link the event is: https://events.rpharms.com/website/673/



Bradford Conversations for Change Workshop

Community pharmacies in Bradford and Craven are invited to participate in Conversations for Change - an active learning workshop that enables you to learn about and practice the communication technique, motivational interviewing. This opportunity is fully funded by the Self Care and Prevention Programme.  Any member of the team can attend. 

The workshop will take place on Sunday 3rd November from 10am - 4pm.  There are 24 places available.  Further details and links to the booking form can be found within the attached flyer.  Should you experience any difficulty booking a place do get in touch with the event organiser, Angela: angela@ripens.co.uk

Conversations for Change Workshop Flyer 

Although this is not a Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire event, we would encourage you to take up this offer.



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 85 – Leeds: Application Closing Date: 8th October 2019

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 



Asthma – Focal Point

The aim of this learning programme is for you to consider how pharmacy professionals in all sectors can support people who have asthma. CPPE will apply your knowledge of asthma management and guidelines and explore how you can support people to manage their asthma, reduce complications and improve their quality of life.


  • Tuesday 24th September 2019 - Bradford 



Clinical Assessment Skills and History-Taking

The aim of this study day is to introduce patient history taking and clinical assessment skills. During the study day you will have the opportunity to practise and self-assess your skills or have them assessed by peers or clinical tutors.


  • Tuesday 24th September 2019 – Leeds 



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 



Depression (optimise)

Attending this workshop will help you to develop confidence in engaging in person-centred discussions with people with depression. You will work with peers from different sectors of pharmacy to discuss the treatment options available to meet the individual needs of the person living with depression.


  • Thursday 17th October 2019 – Wakefield 



Emergency Contraception

The overall aim of this programme is to acquire the knowledge, develop the skills and demonstrate the behaviours needed to provide high-quality emergency contraception services as part of your pharmacy practice.


  • Tuesday 10th September 2019 - Leeds 



Hypertension and CVD Prevention Study Day

This course was initially developed for pharmacy professionals working in GP practice. However, changes to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework means that this workshop will also be invaluable for community pharmacy professionals too.


  • Thursday 12th September 2019 - Leeds
Hypertension and CVD Prevention Study Day Flyer

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: 28th August 2019