Results for "covid"

April | 10/04/2024

Private COVID-19 vaccinations

March | 01/03/2024

COVID-19 Vaccination programme

This page will provide you with NPA resources and direct links to key websites to support you and your teams provide the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
August | 30/08/2023

Flu and COVID-19 autumn vaccination programmes brought forward and expression of interest for COVID-19 vaccination programmee

The draft Service Specification for the 2023/24 Community Pharmacy National Enhanced Service has been published and NHSE are inviting all community pharmacy contractors to express an interest in delivering services under the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
August | 23/08/2023

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Flu and COVID-19 autumn vaccination programmes brought forward

Community Pharmacy Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2023/24: Important update regarding firm commitments and appointments prior to 10 August 2023
May | 02/05/2023

Prescription charge waiver for antiviral and clinical trial treatments for COVID-19 (updated April 2023)

The prescription charge waiver for antiviral and clinical trial treatments for COVID-19 has been extended until 31 March 2024
March | 28/03/2023

Spring 2023 COVID-19 booster campaign

Updated Enhanced Service Specification for the Community Pharmacy COVID-19 spring booster programme
July | 26/07/2022

Superintendent update: Expansion of the flu and COVID-19 vaccination programmes

Read here on the updated eligibility groups for both programmes in addition to ordering details on the recommended reimbursable flu vaccines
July | 01/07/2022

NHSE&I have published the draft service specification for phase 5 for the autumn/winter 2022 COVID-19 vaccination programme

NHSE&I have published the draft service specification for phase 5 for the autumn/winter 2022 COVID-19 vaccination programme.
May | 31/05/2022

COVID-19 Costs

May | 03/05/2022

Symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for healthcare staff

LFD testing guidance for symptomatic and asymptomatic healthcare staff
April | 01/04/2022

Self-isolation and COVID-19 testing after 31 March 2022 and NHS prescription charges for Ukraine migrants (updated 01/04/2022)

Sick pay, self-isolation and COVID-19 testing for pharmacy staff after 31 March 2022 and prescription charges for Ukraine migrants
April | 01/04/2022

Extension of the COVID-19 vaccination service – Urgent action required

The COVID-19 vaccination service has been extended to 1 April 2024
March | 16/03/2022

COVID-19 vaccination for 5 to 11 year olds (updated 14/03/2022)

All children aged 5-11 years will be offered COVID-19 vaccination from April 2022, following updated JCVI advice
March | 08/03/2022

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements update

Update to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for health and social care staff requirement
March | 03/03/2022

Living with COVID-19: updates for community pharmacy teams

Details following the Government's announcement on Living with COVID-19 and NHSE&I white paper letter
March | 01/03/2022

Living With COVID | The Implications for Staff, Safety and the Workplace - a Worknest Webinar

As part of our continued commitment to helping organisations understand and adapt to COVID-related changes at every stage of the pandemic, WorkNest’s Director of Legal Services, James Tamm, and Director of Health & Safety, Nick Wilson, are hosting a free webinar to offer clarity, guidance and peace of mind.
February | 24/02/2022

COVID-19 guidance on the management of staff and exposed patients/residents in health and social care settings (Updated 24/02/2022)

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHAS) has updated its guidance for managing staff who, themselves, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have come into contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19
January | 18/01/2022

Community Pharmacy Fees for supply of COVID-19 antivirals

NHS Boards are arranging new services to provide antivirals to patients in the community who are at high risk of hospitalisation from COVID19, as described in DL (2021) 52.
January | 17/01/2022

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

January | 11/01/2022

Spotlight on: pharmacy closures due to COVID-19 (England)

How to manage pharmacy closures due to COVID-19
December | 31/12/2021

JCVI advice on COVID-19 vaccinations for children and young people

The NHS will prepare to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to at-risk children aged 5 to 11 years and extend the booster programme to at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years and to all young people aged 16 to 17 years
December | 22/12/2021

Updated 22/12/2021: COVID-19 guidance on the management of staff and exposed patients/residents in health and social care settings

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHAS) has updated its guidance for managing staff who, themselves, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have come into contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19
October | 30/10/2021

UPDATED 30/10/2021: COVID-19 vaccination healthy children and young people aged 12 to 15 years

Children and young people aged 12 to 15 years to be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
August | 04/08/2021

Dealing with Disciplinaries | COVID Rules, Conduct and Other Concerns - an Ellis Whittam

Learn how to carry out a fair disciplinary procedure, what constitutes gross misconduct, and how to legally overcome common curve balls in this free 45-minute session.
July | 12/07/2021

Superintendent Update: DHSC announces claims process for reimbursement of additional costs incurred related to COVID-19 pandemic, and recovery of the uplift to advance payments (Updated 12/07/2021)

PSNC has accepted an offer from the Government/DHSC to reimburse pharmacy contractors for additional costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and recovery of uplifts to advance payments will begin from 1 October 2021.
July | 12/07/2021

PSNC webinar - COVID-19 Cost Claims Workshops

During this workshop PSNC's CEO and Director of Pharmacy Funding will explain the deal reached with HM Government, describe the NHSBSA claiming process, and work through some examples.
July | 12/07/2021

PSNC webinar - COVID-19 Cost Claims Workshops

PSNC will be holding two COVID-19 Cost Claims Workshops for community pharmacy contractors, on Wednesday 14th July and Monday 2nd August at 7.30pm.
July | 06/07/2021

Temporary advice issued for the management of oral retinoid medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance has been issued for specialists and patients about oral isotretinoin, alitretinoin and acitretin and the importance of monitoring safety risks to ensure patient safety during remote consultations
July | 05/07/2021

Pharmacy Minister backs new plan to beat COVID and rebuild NHS  

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) today launched “a bold plan” for England’s community pharmacies to protect the population from COVID-19, improve access to primary care and prevent ill health.
July | 01/07/2021

Managing Work-Related Stress Resulting from Conflict, COVID and Other Causes an Ellis Whittam Webinar

Stress, anxiety and mental health have been hot topics in the media throughout the pandemic.
June | 23/06/2021

Managing employees with ‘long COVID

COVID-19 is causing a range of issues for employers. One emerging concern is the impact of ‘long COVID’ on employees.
June | 22/06/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination programme 2020/21 Wales

This page will provide you with NPA resources and direct links to key websites to support you and your teams provide the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
May | 21/05/2021

Updated information for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has updated stability information for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to reflect the change to the maximum shelf life of the undiluted vaccine.
May | 19/05/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination programme 2020/21 - Northern Ireland

This page will provide you with NPA resources and direct links to key websites to support you and your teams provide the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
May | 19/05/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination programme 2020/21 - Scotland

This page will provide you with NPA resources and direct links to key websites to support you and your teams provide the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
May | 07/05/2021

COVID-19 Live Q&A: Harnessing A Hybrid Working Model. An Ellis Whittam Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic forced employers to rethink the way they work overnight and trust in their staff to get the job done from home. However, despite initial skepticism, this spontaneous remote working experiment has, in many cases, proved infinitely more successful than expected – with many employers having concluded that it works.
March | 12/03/2021

MPs debate pharmacy and the impact of Covid-19

MPs discussed the impact of Covid-19 on community pharmacy and funding arrangements for the sector, during a House of Commons debate this week (Thursday 11 March).
March | 03/03/2021

COVID-19 testing and UKAS registration

Since the beginning of the pandemic, UKAS has been working with government to provide advice on quality assurance and accreditation of laboratories performing COVID-19 testing.
February | 17/02/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination programme 2020/21

This page will provide you with NPA resources and direct links to key websites to support you and your teams provide the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
January | 21/01/2021

National Pharmacy Association welcomes second wave of pharmacist-led covid vaccination sites

Sixty-five more covid-19 vaccination sites are going live over the coming days, in pharmacies and other pharmacist-led sites across England. 
January | 06/01/2021

National Pharmacy Association statement on COVID vaccinations: let us help beat this deadly virus

The National Pharmacy Association is urging the government and NHS to permit more pharmacies to vaccinate people against COVID-19.
November | 30/11/2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccination programme 2020/21

Urgent preparation for COMMUNITY PHARMACY to contribute to a potential COVID-19 vaccination programme – key points and considerations.
November | 13/11/2020

Pharmacy Minister thanks NPA members and urges local cooperation on COVID vaccines

Pharmacy Minister Jo Churchill MP has praised pharmacy teams for their “outstanding” work during the coronavirus pandemic. 
November | 11/11/2020

NPA’s BTEC course gives technicians new skills to help pharmacies tackle COVID-19 pressures

The NPA’s new course developed for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians will give them new skills to help pharmacy teams battle through the COVID-19 pandemic.
October | 16/10/2020

Pharmacies should be permitted to conduct COVID antibody tests, says NPA

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is calling on Public Health England (PHE) to iron out discrepancies in its guidance on Covid-19 antibody testing, which currently bars pharmacists from conducting the tests.
September | 25/09/2020

CCA and NPA issue service continuity guidance ahead of COVID second wave

The National Pharmacy Association and the Company Chemists’ Association have issued new guidance about maintaining continuity of pharmacy services in the event of crises. With the UK facing a second wave of coronavirus, the organisations are helping their members to plan ahead for all eventualities including staff sickness and COVID-19 lockdowns.
May | 15/05/2020

Covid-19: Wellbeing advice and resources

More than ever, you must make the time to safeguard your health and wellbeing, as well as that of your team.
May | 11/05/2020

What needs to change in community pharmacy practice because of COVID-19?

Early reflections on how community pharmacy responded, and how the crisis could change practice.
May | 04/05/2020

Ellis Whittam COVID-19: Live Q&A

Hear from Employment Law experts, Ellis Whittam, on the key topical issues for Community Pharmacy employers. Laura Chalkley, Head of Team, will explain the essentials, including where aspects of the new arrangements are not clear cut, and how to approach these in your business.
May | 04/05/2020

Covid-19: Protecting you and your workforce

Whilst you serve your patients and the public, protecting you and your staff is critical. The NPA have developed a number of useful resources and articles to help keep you safe during the pandemic:
May | 04/05/2020

Covid-19: Clinical support

April | 16/04/2020

Posters to use during the COVID-19 pandemic

You may wish to display the following posters in your pharmacy to help advise your patients and staff
April | 14/04/2020

Covid-19: Training you and your workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unexpected immense pressure for community pharmacies who are evidently under significant strain already. To help you during this time, the NPA has developed a concise training guide designed to enable volunteers to support the pharmacy workforce and services in this challenging situation.
Advice on delivery service support is also provided.
April | 14/04/2020

Regulatory Guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic

Read the latest guidance from the GPhC, MHRA, PHE, and PSNI
April | 02/04/2020

COVID-19 update on key hot topics, including practice examples from NPA Board Members

Join NPA Chief Executive, Mark Lyonette, NPA Board Members and the NPA team at 7.15pm tonight as they share their experiences and some of the key NPA resources to support you at this time.
March | 27/03/2020

Business Partner support during the COVID-19 pandemic

During these critical times with COVID-19, our Business Partners have been in touch on how they can help our members with managing their pharmacies.
March | 24/03/2020

FAQs - COVID-19

To help members find answers to common questions on operating in the COVID-19 Pandemic the NPA has put together FAQs.
March | 18/03/2020

Urgent COVID-19 business continuity webinar

We understand that during these difficult times, pharmacy teams, pharmacists, superintendent pharmacists and pharmacy owners are all having to make decisions in the best interests of their teams and patients. In this webinar the NPA provide guidance and support on key issues to help your business continuity during the Coronavirus outbreak.
March | 16/03/2020

COVID-19: Advice to patients and the public

Read the latest NPA advice that members can communicate to their patients and the public
March | 04/03/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

July | 09/07/2024

Your top queries

Here are the top Member queries collated by the Pharmacy Advice and Support team
June | 25/06/2024

Vaccination services - Resources

Resources and SOPs to support pharmacy teams in the provision of a vaccination service
May | 30/05/2024

Community Pharmacy England Pharmacy Advice Audit

Community Pharmacy England conduct national Pharmacy Advice Audit between 3 June 2024 and 28 June 2024.
May | 07/05/2024

The NPA’s Innovators Online Forum: Cultivate Workplace Innovation Today to Shape Tomorrow

We'd like to invite you to our Innovators Online Forum: Cultivate Workplace Innovation Today to Shape Tomorrow virtual webinar.

The forum provides an exclusive opportunity to develop discussions around innovation in the workplace.

Join us to share experiences, test ideas and explore how embracing innovation now can transform your organisation's future.

Hear case studies from other members about how they have developed their workforce to excel in service delivery.

The exciting scope of discussions is open to both NHS and private services.

This is a closed forum invite-only meeting; you'll get the opportunity to explore workforce development to ensure your teams effectively deliver innovative clinical services.

Interested? Register your interest below.
April | 18/04/2024

Claiming payments

Summary table of key payments to be claimed
April | 18/04/2024

Employer Resources

A template staff handbook to use in your pharmacy.
March | 25/03/2024

New updated NPA malaria chart now available

Latest updated NPA malaria prophylaxis information leaflet – available now
March | 01/03/2024

Fasting during Ramadan – advice for your customers, patients and staff

In this spotlight, we highlight a number of considerations for your customers, patients and staff who are fasting during the month of Ramadan
February | 08/02/2024

NPA Coverage in the media 2023

December | 20/12/2023

Services SOPs

SOPs to support pharmacy teams in the provision of NHS Essential, Advanced and Enhanced Services
September | 29/09/2023

Use of adrenaline in anaphylaxis

Guidance on the use of adrenaline in an emergency
August | 08/08/2023

Community Pharmacy Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2023/24: service specification published (updated 11 August 2023)

NHSE has published the service specification for the Community Pharmacy Influenza Vaccination Service 2023/24. PGD and national protocol have also been published by UKHSA.
July | 12/07/2023

Knowledge article: Funding Distribution and Discount Deduction (England)

New knowledge article breaking down the complexities around funding distribution and discount deduction for our English contractors.
June | 13/06/2023

Knowledge article: Heatwave

How you can support your patients and staff during a heatwave