Specific Covid-19 news and resources for NPA Members in England
Note: Please do also refer to UK-wide NPA guidance available here
Business support and guidance:
Government launches Enjoy Summer Safely campaign
Electronic notifications for urgent supplies made under CPCS
Launch of COVID-19 risk assessment and risk reduction template for community pharmacies
Support for care homes – how to claim
Can the staff working in an NHS contracted pharmacy be furloughed?
Community pharmacy home delivery service SOP launched
Covid-19: Deployment of pharmacy students within pharmacy settings
Updated information to the job retention scheme
Reporting products over Drug Tariff price
Emergency COVID Cash Flow and Advice Service
Flexible opening hours and temporary closures during the pandemic , temporary closures, PHE poster and PSNC guidanceGuidance for pharmacy undergraduate students supporting COVID-19 response
Community pharmacy home delivery service during the covid-19 outbreak commissioned – england
Resilience Guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Updated COVID-19 SOP and Opening Hours Flexibility: Statement from PSNC, CCA, NPA and AIM
Managing student pharmacists
New: Deployment of pharmacy students within pharmacy settings – Joint HEE, HEIW and NES guidance has been issued in support of the deployment of pharmacy students within pharmacy settings during the Covid-19 emergency crisis.
IMPORTANT UPDATE – SSP: fluoxetine capsules 40mg (SSP06) extended
NPA heatwave guidance now launched
COVID-19 and hay fever
CAS alert: risk of heat stress whilst wearing PPE in warn/hot weather
MHRA suspends recruitment of further participants to clinical trials using hydroxychloroquine
Dexamthasone approved to treat hospitalised COVID-19 patients
General clinical case definition updated to include new symptoms
Guidance on returned/unwanted medicines
Clenil Modulite inhalers – availability
Clenil Modulite inhalers (Chiesi Ltd), in all strengths – 50mcg, 100mcg, 200mcg and 250mcg – are now available to order.
– Pharmacies should be able to order them from AAH Pharmaceuticals, Alliance Healthcare and Phoenix Healthcare Distribution.
– If you continue to experience problems with the availability of Clenil Modulite inhalers, please could you let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include details of which wholesaler you tried to order them from, which strength(s), quantity and when.
Ibuprofen and Covid-19
COVID-19: Access to tests for community pharmacy staff
NEW: Face coverings in shops, including pharmacies and supermarkets
Read the latest update: Update on obtaining further PPE supplies
Recommended PPE for ambulance staff, paramedics, first responders, other patient transport services and pharmacy staff
The new version of the standard operating procedure issued by NHS England and NHS Improvement on COVID-19 for community pharmacy has been updated. This new version was last updated on the 22nd March 2020.
See the regular updates to community pharmacy from Keith Ridge (click here).
Visit our wellbeing page for a wide range of support and resources from from the NPA and national bodies.
Primary Care Bulletin – 24 September 2020 (Issue 68)
NHSE&I – Coronavirus and Primary Care
NHSE&I – Coronavirus: Patient pathway and letter