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Regular updates to community pharmacy regarding the emerging COVID-19 situation.

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Following the government’s recent announcement that England will proceed to step 4 of its COVID-19 response from 19 July 2021, this letter outlines our continuing expectations across primary care in relation to access, infection prevention and control, and continuing contractual/regulatory arrangements. It also confirms that a number of the standard operating procedures that have been in place since March 2020 will be withdrawn from 19 July 2021.

Published 20 July 2021

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In this letter, Ali Sparke, Interim Director of Primary Care COVID response, explains that to help provide support to people who have been notified of the need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service and the Dispensing Doctor Home Delivery Service will be extended from 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021 (inclusive) for anyone living in England who has been notified by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate.

 

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Service specifications and guidance on the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service during the COVID-19 outbreak, covering both the Essential Service and the Advanced Service revised 16 March 2021.

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To help provide support to people who have been notified of the need to self-isolate by Test and Trace, the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service and the Dispensing Doctor Home Delivery Service will be commissioned from 16 March 2021 to 30 June  2021 (inclusive) for anyone living in England who has been notified by Test and Trace to self-isolate.

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Service specifications and guidance on the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service during the COVID-19 outbreak, covering both the Essential Service and the Advanced Service.

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Letter to community pharmacies and dispensing GP practices from Ali Sparke, Interim Director of Primary Care COVID response on 5 January 2021. This announcement supersedes the announcements made on the 21, 26 and 31 December 2020 for the Medicines Delivery Service for the Tier 4 areas.

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Information for community pharmacies to support health and justice services and released detainees for COVID-19.

Media

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Community Pharmacy Webinar on COVID-19 (25th March 2020)