COVID-19: Deployment of pharmacy students within pharmacy settings

1st May 2020


Overview of key points:


  • This guidance is aimed at providing information on how students and employers can support safe and effective deployment of pharmacy students within pharmacy settings, during the emergency period.


  • Health Education England is setting up a central system (HEE Pharmacy Student COVID-19 Deployment Survey) though which students in England wishing to register their interest to be deployed to support the pharmacy workforce can enter their details.



  • Employers in England wishing to receive/place a student should contact their System Pharmacy Leadership Collaborative (via their Regional Chief Pharmacist) to register their interest. The details of suitable students will be provided to employers via this route.


  • Information on the equivalent systems for students wishing to support the pharmacy workforce in Wales and Scotland are also included in the guidance.


For further information please read the HEE, HEIW and NES guidance resource below.


For contact details for the Local/ System pharmacy Leadership Collaboratives. please use the contact list resouce document below.