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Less than a week left to respond to the national workforce survey

Community pharmacy contractors* are reminded that they have less than a week to respond to Health Education England's (HEE) national community pharmacy workforce survey. The online questionnaire about the workforce in each pharmacy is designed to inform HEE of the commissioning of future education and development programmes for community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the wider...

11 hours ago

National approach to MUR PPV to start in October

From next month, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) will start undertaking post-payment verification (PPV) of payments to community pharmacy contractors for provision of the Medicines Use Review (MUR) service. This will involve requesting evidence from a sample of contractors to support payment claims they have submitted for MURs over a specified period. Why...

13 hours ago

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...

14 hours ago

Resources for Past Events


Community Pharmacy Forward View Events

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Community Pharmacy Forward View - Presentations

 

Quality Payments Events

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Quality Payments Event Slides

Quality Payments - A Suggested Plan for Pharmacy Teams Handout

 

Funding Cuts Meetings

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Funding Cuts Slides - 1

Funding Cuts Slides - 2

Community Pharmacy 2016-17 and Beyond

Pharmacy Voice Community Pharmacy Forward View: http://pharmacyvoice.com/forwardview/


Making Sense of Dermatological Products in Community Pharmacy

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Dermatology Training Event Slides

 

How to Deliver a Successful Flu Campaign in Community Pharmacy

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NHS Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service Slides

Marketing a Successful NHS Pharmacy Flu Service Slides

Flu Vaccination Service - Tips For Success Slides

Delivering a Successful NHS and Private Flu Vaccination Service Slides 


Providing Medicines Information to Health Care Professionals and Patients

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Providing Medicines Information Slides

Handouts

Azathioprine BNF

SPC Azathioprine

Azathioprine extract from Briggs Pregnancy and Lactation

Free resources handout

Query Answering Approach 

 

Cancer Screening and Early Diagnosis – The Role of Community Pharmacy

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Cancer Training Event Summary

Cancer Professional Engagement Slides

Cancer Screening Programme Slides

 

Pharmacist Support Wellbeing Event

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Pharmacist Support Wellbeing Slides

 

Meetings to Discuss Recently Announced Funding Cuts for Pharmacy

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Funding Cuts Slides 

Pharmacy 2016 and Beyond Handout

PSNC Campaigning Guidance

 

Maximising the Care and Support for your Patients with Diabetes - February 2016

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Diabetes UK Slides 2016

GPhC Diabetes Slides

Pharmacy Teams Make a Difference

 

Improving Patient Safety in Community Pharmacy - October 2015

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Patient Safety Event Slides

 

Pre-registration Quality Improvement and Audit Workshops


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Designing and Conducting an Audit 


Getting Ready for Winter Events - September 2015

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Pharmacy And Self Care Slides

Delivering a Successful Flu Vaccination Service Slides 

Antimicrobial Stewardship Slides 

Age Uk Leeds Slides

Age Uk Wakefield Slides

Carers' Slides

Self Care Week Slides

 

Diabetes Events - June 2015 

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Type 2 Diabetes Slides

Diabetes UK Slides 

For further information on this subject, please visit Diabetes UK's official website at  www.diabetes.org.uk


Ramadan Events - May 2015

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Ramadan Slides from Bradford, Leeds and Brighouse Events

Ramadan Slides from Wakefield Event

Ramadan Health Guide


Optimising Medicines Use During Ramadan Films

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire have produced three films on optimising medicines use during Ramadan.  The aim is to help address how community pharmacy teams can support patients to use their medicines and promote health and wellbeing during Ramadan.  The films are in partnership with Dr Qari Asim MBE - Chief Imam, Makkah Masjid. 

The three films cover:

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their help and support of the Medicines Optimisation During Ramadan films and training events: 

Dr Qari Muhammad Asim MBE - Chief Imam, Makkah Masjid (Mosque)
Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber
Cohen’s Chemists
Lloyds Pharmacy Group
Makkah Masjid
Moray London - ML Media
Sageer Sharif - Cohen’s Chemist, Featherstone
Judith Collins - Cohen’s Chemist, Burley in Wharfedale
Fiona Fox and the team at Lloyds Pharmacy, Butcher Hill
Keith Sandhu – Lloyds Pharmacy
Mohammed Ikhlaq - Birstall Pharmacy
Brudenell Road Pharmacy
Dr Mahendra G Patel – University of Huddersfield
Members of the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Development Academy

 

 

Respiratory Events - April 2015

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Respiratory - Medicines Optimisation

Respiratory - Responding to Symptoms


Electronic Prescription Service: Getting your pharmacy ready - March 2015

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EPS Service - Moving to Release 2


Optimising medicines and promoting good outcomes for cardiac health - February 2015

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Cardiovascular Health

Update on CVD

 

Optimising medicines and promoting good outcomes for children and young people - January 2015

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Optimising Medicines for Children and Young People

Safeguarding Children & Young People

Wellchild


Electronic Prescription Service: Getting Your Pharmacy Ready - Leeds - November 2014

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EPS - Moving to Release 2

EPS - A Practice Perspective


Audit Workshops and Showcase Event for Pre-registration Pharmacists - November 2014

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 Designing and Conducting an Audit


Promoting Good Outcomes for Patients Who Misuse Substances - October 2014

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Substance Misuse - Alun George

Dispensing Suboxone

 

Wakefield Older People and Winter Wellbeing Event - October 2014

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Preparing for Winter

Dementia Friendly Environments 

 

Preparing to Deliver a Successful NHS Flu Vaccination Service - September 2014

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Preparing to deliver a successful NHS flu vaccination service 

 

Dementia and Mental Health Training Events - July 2014

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Dementia Friendly Pharmacies in West Yorkshire 


Summer Health Training Events - May 2014

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Summer Health

Promoting Good Summer and Sexual Health 

 

Respiratory Training Events - April 2014

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Medicines Optimisation - Respiratory 

Responding to Symptoms - Respiratory

Asthma UK Presentation

 

Cardiovascular Events - March 2014

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Blood Pressure Training Presentation

Hypertension Presentation

 

Call to Action & GPhC - New Approach to Inspections - February 2014 

Leeds Event - 8th February 2014

GPhC Inspections - 2014.02.08 - Leeds Event

 

Brighouse Event - 19th February 2014

GPhC Inspections - 2014.02.19 - Brighouse Event

 

Diabetes Training Events - February 2014

Medicines Optimisation Session - Diabetes Management and Community Pharmacy

This session is aimed at pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists and will provide you with skills to support patients to get the most from their diabetic medication they are prescribed.

Diabetes Presentation


Anticoagulation - November 2013

Medicine Optimisation Session - How to suppor patients taking anticoagulants with NMS and MURs

This session is aimed at pharmacists, technicians and pre-registration pharmacists and will provide you with skills to support patients to get the most from the anticoagulants they are prescribed.

NMS & Anticoagulants

Safer Pharmacy Practice Dispensing Anticoagulants

 

Dermatology Events - October 2013

Dermatology and how the pharmacy team can support patients – sessions for the whole pharmacy team.

It is estimated that around 15% of consultations in primary care are related to skin conditions and pharmacy teams have a significant role to play in supporting these patients.

This support may range from helping patients get the most out of medicines they have been prescribed or responding to requests over the counter.

Eczema and the Pharmacist

Eczema in Children

 

Responding to the Which? Report - September 2013

Responding to the Which? Report: the way forward for pharmacy

The 2013 Which? Report into advice from pharmacies and academic research highlights the variability in medicines advice provided by community pharmacies across the UK. Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is committed to supporting the development of community pharmacy to further improve the quality of advice given to patients in West Yorkshire. 

A Way Forward for Pharmacy

Pharmacy Worksheets

Responding to the Which? Report

 

The New NHS and You - May 2013

An update on the new NHS and the changes that has led to locally

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to offer an update to pharmacy teams to help them understand the impact the recent changes to the NHS will have on community pharmacy locally. We hope to be able to give more clarity on who the key contacts are locally.

The New NHS & You

And for more information on Local Professional Networks see Robbie Turner’s presentation to the Pharmacy Congress.

Congress LPN Presentation 2013

 

Harm Reduction Update - April 2013

An update on harm reduction for patients misusing drugs (both illegal and legal) and what your role is.

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to offer an update to pharmacy teams to help them understand the impact they can have on reducing the harm posed when patients misuse drugs (including prescription and OTC medicines).

Harm Reduction - April 2013

 

Performance Sanctions Training - March 2013

An update on pharmacy regulation and what it means for you.

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to offer an update to pharmacy teams to help them understand some of the recent changes to pharmacy regulation.  These changes have been brought about due to the formation of the General Pharmaceutical Council and changes to the regulations surrounding the community pharmacy contractual framework.

Performance Sanctions - March 2013

 

Contraception Training Event - February/March 2013

An update on contraception - the messages pharmacy teams can give to patients being prescribed contraceptives.

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to offer training to pharmacy teams to help them to support patients being prescribed contraceptives.  Community pharmacy teams will regularly see patients who are prescribed contraceptives and may not appreciate the significant impact you could have to support this group of patients. Many patients may not be fully adherent or know about all the options open to them.

Contraception Training Presentation - February 2013

Contraception & Sexual Health Update - February 2013

 

Pain Training Event - January 2013

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is pleased to offer training to pharmacy teams to help them to support patients taking medication for pain.  Community pharmacy teams have a significant role to play in supporting patients to care for themselves and to get the best out of prescribed medication for pain.  This event will help you to do that.

Pain Training - January 2013