Please see below the links to our latest general communications we have sent out to all community pharmacies in West Yorkshire plus our mailing list, from April 2023 onwards.
Our weekly News Digests are not included in this list but can be found here.
Bulletins regarding the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2023/24 can be found on our website here.
Area/service specific comms are also not included in this list. Please contact email@example.com if you have any queries.
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GPhC Inspections – 10th November 2023
Information around GPhC inspections.
2023 LPC Conference – 1st November 2023
An update on the recent LPC Conference and a brief from our Chief Executive Officer, Nicola Goodberry Kenneally.
Permethrin Prescribing & Supply – 1st November 2023
An update on the scabies outbreak and Permethrin Cream supply issues.
Flu Reminder: Vaccines for 65+ – 23rd October 2023
Reminder and information around which vaccines should be given to which cohort.
Urgent: Patient Safety Alert – Tresiba FlexTouch – 18th October 2023
A further update and additional information on the supply issues and shortages of Tresiba FlexTouch.
International Pharmacy Technician Day 2023 – 17th October 2023
Thanking all of our pharmacy technicians and including information round services that pharmacy technicians are able to provide in the pharmacy.
Access for Local Smartcard Unlockers – Update from 3rd October 2023 – 6th October 2023
Information and update circulated on behalf of The Health Informatics Service around local Smartcard unlockers.
Urgent Patient Safety Alert Shortages of Tresiba FlexTouch – 5th October 2023
An update and information on the supply issues and shortages of Tresiba FlexTouch.
A Note From Nicola – 1st September 2023
A blog from our CEO, Nicola Goodberry Kenneally, focusing on the Hypertension Case-Finding Service, including top tips and a pharmacy story.
Changes to COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programme – 30th August 2023
Contains the NHSE system letter released on 30th August 2023 setting out details of the changes to the COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programme. This includes changes to payments for the COVID-19 Vaccination Service.
Contains information and the new email address for the Pharmacy Contracting Team at NHSE who will transfer over to the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) from 1st July 2023. The new email address will be in use from Monday 3rd July 2023.
Contains the amended letter and correct email address for the primary care complaints function from Saturday 1st July 2023.
Connect With Other West Yorkshire Pharmacy Teams – 9th June 2023
Contains information regarding our CPWY Connect Telegram group which is a support network for pharmacy staff across West Yorkshire. The email includes a link to join the CPWY Connect group!
Flu Vaccination Service 2023/24 – 26th May 2023
Contains information and a link to the recently published Annual Flu Vaccination Letter for 2023/24 including some key changes for the service this year. The PGD and National Protocol for 2023/24 are to follow at a later date.
Changes to Pharmaceutical Regulations – 22nd May 2023
Advice around changes to pharmaceutical regulation and to not take any action on this at this stage until NHSE has finalised guidance for community pharmacies. We will communicate out in due course with an update.
Walk-in Consultation Service (WiCS) – Update on Service – 28th April 2023
A further update on the first five weeks of service delivery and statistics. Well done to all those who have personally contributed towards this data.
Walk-in Consultation Service (WiCS) – Information – 12th April 2023
An initial update on the service including helpful reminders about claiming, eligibility and CPCS.
Last Updated: 10th November 2023