National Links for COVID 19 as of 20 March 2020

As the information is constantly updating please see links below to PSNC for all information about COVID-19 and action plans for pharmacies.

PSNC COVID – 19 Main Site

This contains all the latest PSNC news and information on COVID-19 including

PSNC Report medicine shortages or pricing issues

If COVID-19 is causing you a medicine shortage or price increase, please report to PSNC in the usual way as above.

Community Pharmacy SOP

This is the link to the standard operating procedures for primary care teams, which includes one specifically for community pharmacy teams.

PHE campaign resources hub

Please use this link to the current poster you should be displaying at entry points to your pharmacy and COVID-19 banners to display

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection guidance for how to advise a patient with suspected COVID-19.

General Pharmaceutical Council

Statement issued to registered staff about using professional judgement in staff and patients’ best interest. Including options such as access to a pharmacist by phone or video link for short durations to allow continuity where all other options have been exhausted.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Provides a statement about RPS support for using your professional judgement in difficult times to come.

It also includes drop-down menus to support your contingency planning.

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Information on COVID-19 infection in pregnancy (Multiple pharmacies should follow company guidelines)

Diabetes & Primary Care

Includes a downloadable COVID-19 and diabetes factsheet to help with prescribing considerations, general advice for managing diabetes during intercurrent illness and flowchart for those on insulin.

Latest Chief Pharmaceutical Officers Letter 19-03-2020 – latest update from NHSE (weekly)

Guidance about school openings for pharmacy staff with children

Government information about how to access school places to support those parents who are key workers, including healthcare staff.