Events & Training

If you wish to receive email notifications of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire events and training, please sign up to our mailing list.  Click on the links below to access the information relevant to the event / training:


CPWY Events and Training

Reset and Recover Programme – On Demand


PCN Lead Events


Other Providers


The Learning Pharmacy

School of Medicines Optimisation

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Other Events and Training


CPWY – Events and Training

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. Details of how to use Zoom are available here.



Information on upcoming CPWY events will be posted here in due course.



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:

The list of the modules and what they cover can be found in the document below, including the on-demand links and passwords to access the modules.

Reset and Recover Programme: Modules and On-Demand Links



CPWY is working with VirtualOutcomes to deliver a series of online training events throughout the year.  The training is free to access and is open to all members of the pharmacy team.  An introduction for VirtualOutcomes can be found here: You will be able to access a certificate for each module completed.  If you need help logging on to watch the webinar please see the VirtualOutcomes Login Easy Guide.

The latest modules available can be found below.  The whole range of different topics / modules available for you to access can be found on the VirtualOutcomes website here.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – June 2023

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is commonly misdiagnosed, and patients may be referred through CPCS with common symptoms that may actually be IBD. Would you know you to recognise it is IBD? VirtualOutcomes has two clinical modules (20 mins long) that support pharmacists in learning about IBD. The modules cover how to recognise the signs and symptoms, as well as what advice you can give your patients. There is also a pharmacy team module which covers the basics of IBD and how to identify and support patients.  More information can be found in the flyer below or on the Virtual Outcomes website here.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) e-Learning Flyer


Menopause – May 2023

This training will help you and your team to understand what perimenopause and menopause are, understand the main symptoms and what advice and information you and your team can give women to help them manage them, have an awareness of what support groups are available for women and understand what non-hormonal and hormonal treatment options are available. More information can be found in the flyer below or on the Virtual Outcomes website here.

Menopause – e-Learning Flyer


Some of the other modules available via Virtual Outcomes can be found in the flyers below:

Smoking Cessation Service – e-Learning Flyer

ENT Training – e-Learning Flyer


Primary Care Network (PCN) Lead Events

CPWY hosts regular PCN Lead events and meetings, to help support the PCN Lead to successfully do their role.

If you would like more information or the details of how to book your place, please contact  Please note, these events are open to West Yorkshire PCN Community Pharmacy Leads only.

  • PCN Development Day – Wednesday 21st June 2023
  • PCN Development Day – Thursday 29th June 2023


Other Providers

These are events and training which are not organised by Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire but may be of interest to pharmacy teams in West Yorkshire.



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.  All CPPE events are open to pharmacists, pre-reg pharmacists and technicians registered with CPPE.

The next set of online workshops running from March 2023 are now live for booking. See the document below for further details.

CPPE Workshops and Learning Resources – March 2023

Please contact the CPPE Regional Tutor for Yorkshire & Humber if you have any questions or would like further assistance or information, by emailing


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.


School of Medicines Optimisation

The 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.


Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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 RPS is running free CPD sessions in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners. 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. This training is open to all community pharmacists, not just RPS members.  Register for the training here:


Other Events and Training


Clozapine is a hospital-only drug which is never initiated in primary care and (locally) is always exclusively a Red drug; however because of its significant potential toxicities and the propensity for serious drug interactions it is valuable for community pharmacists, GP pharmacists– and indeed acute secondary care pharmacists — to have a rudimentary working knowledge of it. This briefing outlines the important issues which may arise within primary care. The recorded briefing can be accessed here

This information has been produced by the Yorkshire Pharmacy in Psychiatry Group, a special interest group for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in mental health.


‘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 and click on the logo or access via the courses section. You can join these courses as a free BOPA member.

Click here to access the course


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: 



Last Updated: 7th June 2023