COVID-19 Coronavirus 2020
For information on testing of staff see here
National Pharmacy Association
Financial support for your business
The NPA has produce some useful summaries and links that highlight the business support that is available to community pharmacies during Covid-19
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) COVID-19 Ethical Guide Document
The RPS has published guidance on ethical, professional decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document is intended for utilisation by all sectors of the profession and by staff in both strategic roles and those in roles closer to patients
- Devon LPC MDS briefing (November 2019)
- COVID-19-BC-guidance-MCA-patients-revised (1) (002)
- MCA – FAQs
Medicines Returned by Patients
The GPhC website has coronavirus specific advice which can be accessed here: https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/contact-us/coronavirus-latest-updates.
This includes a statement about the GPhC’s function during the pandemic, an ethical decision-making framework to support pharmacists and pharmacy teams and Q&A section.
Updated PHE Posters
Public Health England (PHE) updated the set of posters for use in pharmacies on 10th April 2020. These include an updated poster that should be displayed so it is visible to people seeking to enter the premises, a poster to advise on maintaining a 2m distance from others and a poster pharmacies can use if they are working behind closed doors for part of the day:
These can all be downloaded from the PHE campaign resources hub. Any previously issued posters should be removed from display and be replaced by the above poster.
If pharmacies have a printer, they are advised to print out the print-friendly black-and-white version. However, if they want a colour version and don’t have a colour printer, they can order the A3 or A4 colour versions online via, for instance, Vistaprint or another company.
PSNC has asked HM Government to print and distribute colour copies of these posters to pharmacies and we understand that PHE are now working to do that.
A zero tolerance poster for use in pharmacies can be found here.
As the information is constantly updating please see links below to PSNC for all information about COVID-19 and action plans for pharmacies.
This contains all the latest PSNC news and information on COVID-19 including
If COVID-19 is causing you a medicine shortage or price increase, please report to PSNC in the usual way as above.
This is the updated link to the standard operating procedures specifically for community pharmacy teams.
Please use this link to the current poster you should be displaying at entry points to your pharmacy and COVID-19 banners to display
- Latest Chief Pharmaceutical Officers Letter 19-03-2020 – latest update from NHSE (weekly)