Friday 3rd April 2020
Final update for March 2020 price concessions
The final list for March 2020 has been granted, click here to view on the PSNC website
Reminder: COVID-19 important points for Community Pharmacy
Latest guidance letter from NHSE&I for COVID-19 (31st March) – click here to read
Updated PPE guidance now recommends use of masks in pharmacies when working in an area with possible or confirmed cases and unable to maintain 2 metres social distance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control
For PPE queries, please contact the National Supply Disruption line 0800 915 9964 (opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-18:00) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resilience Guidance for Opening hours and pharmacy closures:
Furthermore, PSNC have a hub page with guidance on Business Contingency Planning – click here to view.
PCSE Service update
PCSE has published a letter to pharmacies, detailing how the current COVID-19 pandemic will affect their services.
Informative articles from Chemist and Druggist
Please see the following articles which you may find useful in your pharmacy
33 ways that you can manage the COVID-19 situation:
Advice regarding the closures:
Pre-registration pharmacist trainees and their tutors
Please see the following joint statement from various bodies, with regards to the COVID-19 response and pre-registration training and exams.
Free access to headspace
Free access to Headspace Plus for NHS workers until 31st December 2020, http://headspace.com/nhs
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
You may find this supportive guidance useful in your pharmacy:
Freebies and discounts for NHS Staff
Please see below a spreadsheet of ‘freebies’ and discounts to NHS staff.