Contractor guidance

Contractor guidance

HM Government, the NHS and representative organisations are working to provide as much guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic as possible for healthcare workers.

The global situation with COVID-19 is changing on a daily basis and as such the UK Government’s advice to the population and healthcare providers is being updated on a very regular basis.


Guidance for healthcare professionals

The key guidance for health professionals is available on the Public Health England (PHE) section of the GOV.UK website and the NHSE&I website:

COVID-19: guidance for health professionals (GOV.UK)

NHSE&I Coronavirus Primary Care webpage

New recommendations for primary and community health care providers in England (last updated 1st June 2021)


NHSE&I updates

Preparedness letters for community pharmacy
The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer has been issuing communications about COVID-19 for the community pharmacy sector.

NHSE&I Primary Care bulletin
NHSE&I also issues a regular Primary Care bulletin which contains COVID-19 updates when relevant.


Other useful guidance

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has a page which collates important information and updates for pharmacists, including contingency planning and FAQs.

Information Commissioner’s Office: Data protection and coronavirus


Guidance from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Pharmacy owners’ ongoing responsibilities for COVID-19 safety measures after 19th July 2021

Regulatory approach in challenging circumstances – GPhC and PSNI joint statement

How we will continue to regulate in light of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (Joint statement by regulators)

Profiteering in difficult times


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