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Saturday 26th December 2020
Further to the article in the newsletter of 4th September, if you want to close on Saturday 26th December and have only supplementary hours, you must notify NHS England of the temporary change to hour no later than Friday 26th September using the Notification of changes to supplementary opening hours form.
Increasing the use of Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)
Mike and Andre have been working closely with Community Pharmacy as we deliver our NHS England eRD Support Programme for General Practices across North East and Yorkshire. As that work continues they would like to send out some key messages to Community Pharmacy Contractors
They have summarised some eRD key messages in the attached one-pager.
The objective of this document is: "To raise awareness of the eRD support programme here in North East and Yorkshire and to ensure Community Pharmacies are in a good position to benefit from this massive opportunity."
LPC Meetings and Events
North of Tyne Local Pharmaceutical Committee usually meets on the first Wednesday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov. Community pharmacy contractors are welcome to observe our committee meetings. We invite representatives of our stakeholders to meet and present to the committee. If you would like to attend a committee meeting, or if there is a particular type of event or training evening that you would like us to organise please contact us
We hold three meetings a year in each locality for Healthy Living Champions to network and get updates on health and wellbeing iniatives. We also run frequent training events for pharmacists and pharmacy teams.
Date: Wednesday 4th November 2020
If you'd like to attend, observe or present something at our meeting, contact us.
Annual General Meeting - 1st September 2021
Date: Wednesday 1st September 2021 Time: TBC
Location: ZOOM meeting
Registration: please request zoom details by emailing [email protected]
Community Pharmacy North of Tyne Awards Night 2019
The North East has a proud history of innovation and exemplary service in community pharmacy. Every year we meet to celebrate the achievements, commitment and vitality of our contractors. Find out more about this year's winners below.
The 2020 event was suspended due to COVID19.