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How to escalate a CPCS referral out of hours (Jan 2021)

Details have been shared by NHSE in below documents, as to how pharmacists should escalate CPCS referrals out of hours,

In hour referrals should continue to be to patients GP Practice.

How to escalate a CPCS referral out of hours.

Annex C - North East 2020

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." 

View copies of our recent Community Pharmacy Updates






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.

Next Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Time: 9.00 - 16:30

Location: Zoom

If you'd like to attend, observe or present something at our meeting, contact us

Latest Approved Minutes

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.

Awards Report 2019