COVID-19 Hub

COVID-19 Hub

Section last updated: 26th May 2020

PSNC’s COVID-19 hub contains links to information, guidance and resources on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic for community pharmacy contractors and their teams.

The information and guidance in this hub will be updated on a regular basis.


A-Z Index of COVID-19 topics

Messages to the sector

PSNC CEO video message (15th May)
In his latest video, PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes confirms that negotiations on additional funding for the sector are ongoing, and he describes how discussions with DHSC and NHSE&I are now also turning to the expected next phases of the pandemic in the UK.

PSNC Chief Executive’s Blog (29th April)
This month’s blog from PSNC CEO Simon Dukes focusses on community pharmacy’s role in the COVID-19 response, discussing the pressures that pharmacy teams are under and the financial support needed urgently.

Video message from the national pharmacy bodies (9th April)

Pharmacy Minister’s Open Letter to Pharmacy (3rd April)

Key actions to take during the pandemic

Contractors and pharmacy teams are advised to take the following actions during the pandemic:

  1. Read the NHSE&I guidance whenever it is updated and implement its recommended actions;
  2. Clearly display the COVID-19 poster at points of entry to your pharmacy;
  3. Implement your business continuity plan where required and seek assistance and advice from your Local Pharmaceutical Committee;
  4. Keep up to date with developments by regularly checking the information on  COVID-19 on GOV.UK, the NHSE&I Coronavirus Primary Care webpage and checking your NHSmail shared mailbox on a regular basis for updates from NHSE&I; and
  5. Where possible, display the public health advice posters on hand washing, social distancing etc.

 

Contractor
guidance

Frequently
Asked
Questions

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Funding
during the
pandemic

Contractual
and regulatory
changes
during the
pandemic

Business
continuity

Network
resilience
(incl. opening
hours & temp
closures)

Supply of
medicines
during

the pandemic

PPE,
staff safety
and security

Pandemic
Delivery
Service

What PSNC
is doing

Promoting
pharmacy’s
role

Weekly news
round-ups

Public
messaging
(including
posters)

Staff wellbeing
and COVID-19
testing

Education
and training



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