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The NPA is asking members to record the breadth and volume of activities they do whilst open during the May Bank Holiday Friday.


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.


Essential workers can book tests for themselves and their household via a new online portal on This will make the process of getting an appointment quicker and easier, while reducing the burden on business. The online booking service will apply to England only. The full details on how to access testing in all nations and who is eligible can be found below.


NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has commissioned the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is designed to support ‘shielded’ patients in England to access their prescribed medicines and appliances while they are self-isolating at home during the pandemic period. The service went live from 9 April 2020 and will run during the pandemic until 1 July 2020…


Professional standards require all those working in a pharmacy to be aware of safeguarding their customers/patients, and know what actions to take if there is a concern. With pharmacies being one of the few places that currently remain open, it is more important than ever that pharmacy teams can identify the signs of abuse.


During this time of unprecedented challenge, the NPA has compiled a list of various resources to help safeguard the health and wellbeing of pharmacy teams.


This Easter opening resource aims to support members to comply with the directives within each of the four countries. The information provided should enable members to plan in advance and ensure they are ready for Easter weekend and includes a poster which you can use to show your opening hours.