Community Pharmacy provision – 8th May Bank Holiday You must update DOS and your Website


All community pharmacy to open for 2.00pm – 5.00pm – but with any exceptions agreed in advance with NHSE/I Regional Teams (see below options).

  • Planned community pharmacy and urgent dental care bank holiday cover to proceed – unless otherwise agreed with NHSE/I Regional Teams.

What needs to happen now is that every Pharmacy will need to update their own DOS PROFILE.   Profile Updater Guidance 2018-19 V1.0[56035]

This is very important and will need to be actioned, I have attached a user guide on how to do this, but please email me if you have any issues. Please remember to update all your DOS sections, which means a page potentially for each service.

Yvonne Lamb

Somerset LPC Engagement Officer

Yvonne.somersetlpc@gmail.com

07932952497

Some examples are shown below from Frequent questions I am being asked.

  1. You were closed and now you are open 2.00pm – 5.00pm –You must update DOS and your Website (no confirmation will be sent back)
  2. You were open but you are now changing your hours to cover from 2.00pm – 5.00pm only –  You must update DOS and your Website (no confirmation will be sent back)
  3. You were previously planning to open for longer than 3hrs and wish to continue to do so – You must update DOS and your Website (no confirmation will be sent back)
  4. You were closed and you want to remain –You must update your DOS and your website.
  5. We have already been in contact with a number of Community Pharmacies in certain geographical areas, requesting that they provide 3 hours of cover in the evening to ensure adequate pharmacy provision.  In light of the national decision for all pharmacies to provide 2-5pm cover, for those pharmacies where we have previously agreed evening provision, these agreed hours will replace the mandated 2-5pm cover. If we have any other areas where we need additional cover we will approach pharmacies to discuss this –You must update your DOS and your website.