Community pharmacy Local Enhanced Service Specification – phase 3 coronavirus vaccination

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Local Enhanced Service providing detail on how NHS England and Improvement will commission phase 3 COVID-19 vaccination services from community pharmacy.



Letter from Dr Nikki Kanani and Caroline Temmink announcing publication of the Local Enhanced Service Specification for phase 3 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme and guidance on the Community Pharmacy phase 3 Expression of Interest and Site Designation process.

Published 14 July 2021.


This agreement document sets out the details of how NHS England and NHS Improvement will commission a COVID-19 vaccination service directly from community pharmacy.

Published 17 September 2021.


Describes the process and timeline for Community Pharmacy Contractors to express an interest in delivering services under the Community Pharmacy Local Enhanced Service COVID-19 Vaccination Programme: phase 3.

Published July 2021.


This letter from Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, sets out the principles and expectations necessary to maintain the integrity, and therefore safety, quality and effectiveness, of COVID-19 vaccines. It complements the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Standards for Registered Pharmacies and Standards for Pharmacy Professionals, which must be complied with at all times.

Published 28 December 2020.