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Q1.  What services does NHS Calderdale CCG-currently commission from community pharmacies in your area?  (Please note, services may include minor ailments, smoking cessation, homeopathy, gluten-free prescriptions, vascular risk checks, Chlamydia screening, vaccinations etc)

NHS Calderdale CCG does not commission services as described.  NHS England is the commissioner of community pharmacy services.

Q2. Has NHS Calderdale CCG-decommissioned any health services provided by community pharmacies in your area in the last two years? (April 2015 – April 2017)

Pharmacy Urgent Repeat Medicine (PURM) Service has been decommissioned and replaced by the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS).   The PURM has been commissioned through the West Yorkshire Urgent Care Vanguard since May 2016.

Q3 Where a meeting was held to discuss stopping funding any community pharmacy services, please could you give me the following details:

This is not applicable to the CCG as no meeting has taken place regarding stopping the funding of community pharmacy services

a) The date of the meeting

b) A full list of the services discussed

c) A full list of the attendees

d) A copy of the minutes of the meetings

Q4 Have there been any discussions around future plans to decommission health services currently provided by community pharmacies in NHS Calderdale CCG’s area?

No.

Q5 Where such a discussion has been held, please could you give me the following details:

a) The date of the meeting

b) A full list of the services discussed

c) A full list of the attendees

d) A copy of the minutes of the meetings

Not applicable.  See response to Q4.

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