COVID-19: This week’s updates for community pharmacies (2)

COVID-19: This week’s updates for community pharmacies (2)

September 28, 2020

Latest news, information and guidance from LLR LPC and Pharmacy bodies.

Please read the following important updates by reading the individual numbered articles below:

PSNC COVID-19 daily updates – all the latest contractual, operational and practical information

PSNC is working with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and NHS Improvement to provide as much support and guidance as possible to help community pharmacy teams contribute to some of the many challenges that could arise in an epidemic situation.

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PSNC are now publishing daily COVID-19 updates by email to all those that have authorised this news stream feed.

1. Please find below links for week ending 11th Sept updates which cover the following topics:

  • Advanced Services – changes to consent and other rules
  • Bank Holiday guide
  • COVID-19 operational pressures on independent pharmacies – August 2020 survey
  • Flu vaccination communication with GP practices
  • Flu vaccination for 50-64 year olds – are you vaccinating in line with the PGD?
  • Flu vaccination funding for 2020/21 plus additional funding for off-site provision
  • Flu vaccination service – guidance on use of PPE
  • Latest FAQs
  • Lithium carbonate added to parallel exported ban list
  • NHSmail changes to shared mailbox names
  • PSNC COVID-19 hub
  • PSNC Pharmacy Advice Audit results show one million consultations per week

     PSNC COVID-19 daily updates:

2. Please find below links for last week’s updates which cover the following topics:

  • Accessing priority COVID-19 testing
  • Boxing Day 2020 opening hours
  • Class 2 FMD medicines recall
  • Community Pharmacy IT Group meeting
  • Flu vaccination service 2020/21 digital guide
  • GP referrals to CPCS commence this autumn
  • Hep C Testing Service – contractor guidance
  • Latest FAQs
  • Law change to improve medicine shortages called for by Pharmacists, GPs and patients
  • LPC conference updates
  • NHS Clinical Entrepreneur training programme now open
  • Primary Care Pharmacy Association (PCPA) webinar announcement
  • PNA and market entry regulations introduced
  • PQS Aspiration payment window opens
  • Test and Trace – disagreeing with assessments and escalating the case

     PSNC COVID-19 daily updates:

3. Please find below links for this week’s updates which cover the following topics:

  • ‘Brexit worst-case assumptions’ published by Government
  • Completing COVID-19 secure preparations and PQS Part 1
  • COVID-19 PPE all available via portal
  • CPCF health campaigns agreed for 2020/21
  • Data Security and Protection Toolkit deadline due
  • Face coverings become compulsory for retail staff
  • Flu vaccination service gets off to flying start
  • Fluoxetine 40mg capsules SSP extended again
  • Latest FAQs
  • NHS COVID-19 app & QR code posters
  • Pandemic Delivery Service is further extended for patients in local outbreak areas
  • PPE portal – have you signed up for access?
  • PQS additional guidance and support templates update
  • PQS infection prevention and control eLearning modules now live
  • PQS Part 2 2020/21 guidance published by NHSE&I
  • Stoptober campaign commences
  • Structured Medication Review guidance includes referrals to NMS
  • Two way PMR and clinical system integration rolled out (ProScript Connect & PharmOutcomes)
  • World Pharmacists’ Day – representatives highlight need for inclusion and diversity across profession

     PSNC COVID-19 daily updates:


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