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Coronavirus: 2019-20 outbreak

The latest news and information about the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic as it relates to community pharmacy.

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Coronavirus: 2019-20 outbreak

Proposals to cover extra COVID-19 costs are under "active discussions" , according to the DH
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) is “carefully considering” waiving community pharmacy’s obligation to pay back £370 million in advance...
13/11/2020 24 News
NHSE&I is drafting the terms of a COVID-19 vaccination enhanced service for community pharmacy, which only some businesses will be able to offer...
13/11/2020 7 News
Funding issues were a concern for 39% of respondents to a survey of Kent and Medway pharmacies
Almost three quarters (72%) think systems in place for dealing with COVID-19 had not been improved in advance of a second wave, a survey of...
13/11/2020 0 News
Interim ICVI advice suggests care home workers should be first in line of priority
Community pharmacy teams will be among the second cohort in line to get vaccinated against COVID-19 – alongside other health and social care workers...
12/11/2020 11 News
Asymptomatic NHS staff could verify whether they contracted the virus in under one hour. Pic credit: Innova Medical Group
Asymptomatic NHS staff working in a community pharmacy in England will be able to test themselves for COVID-19 at home twice a week, NHSE&I has...
11/11/2020 4 News
Pfizer/BioNTech said its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective against the infection
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) is pushing for a COVID-19 vaccination service in pharmacy “to have parity” with the one...
10/11/2020 12 News
Inspections for unmet standards restarted in August but are being put on hold again
The GPhC has announced it is pausing the re-inspection of pharmacies that have had a “standards not all met” inspection outcome, due to new lockdown...
06/11/2020 0 News
CPPG: "Safeguarding patients from abuse and neglect is a priority for community pharmacy teams"
Community pharmacy teams have been encouraged to be alert to signs of neglect and domestic abuse, as the second COVID-19 wave hits and new lockdown...
06/11/2020 3 News
Patients who are "clinically extremely vulnerable" have been advised not to visit pharmacies
The pandemic delivery service will restart in England from today (November 5) as the country goes into a month-long lockdown, NHS England and NHS...
05/11/2020 0 News
Pharmacies will be able to offer a COVID vaccine as early as next month
Pharmacies will be part of the rollout of a national COVID-19 vaccination service before the end of 2020 should a vaccine become available, NHS boss...
04/11/2020 5 News

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