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

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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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To continue the support of clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients announced on 5 January 2021, the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service and the Dispensing Doctor Home Delivery Service will be commissioned from 19 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 (inclusive) for all CEV patients living in England.

 

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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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Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service and the Dispensing Doctor Home Delivery Service will be commissioned from 31 December 2020 to 1 February 2021 for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in Tier 4 areas.

Published 31 December 2020.

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Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service and the Dispensing Doctor Home Delivery Service will be commissioned from 26 December 2020 to 18 January 2021 for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in Tier 4 areas.

Published 24 December 2020.

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Please note that these are current postcodes, but patients may still have old postcodes on their records that have since been updated. If a patient has an old postcode but the contractor believes they are within the current Tier 4 this can be checked by referring to the postcode checker at: www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions.

Contractors are advised that the medicines delivery service applies to all Clinically Extremely Vulnerable patients in Tier 4 areas whether they have old postcodes or those in the postcodes in the spreadsheet provided here.

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Please note that these are current postcodes, but patients may still have old postcodes on their records that have since been updated. If a patient has an old postcode but the contractor believes they are within the current Tier 4 this can be checked by referring to the postcode checker at: www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions.

Contractors are advised that the medicines delivery service applies to all Clinically Extremely Vulnerable patients in Tier 4 areas whether they have old postcodes or those in the postcodes in the spreadsheet provided here.

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Please note that these are current postcodes, but patients may still have old postcodes on their records that have since been updated. If a patient has an old postcode but the contractor believes they are within the current Tier 4 this can be checked by referring to the postcode checker at: www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions.

Contractors are advised that the medicines delivery service applies to all Clinically Extremely Vulnerable patients in Tier 4 areas whether they have old postcodes or those in the postcodes in the spreadsheet provided here.

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Letter to Community Pharmacies and Dispensing GP practices from Ali Sparke, Interim Director of Primary Care COVID Response, NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Letter from Ed Waller and Dr Keith Ridge.

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This is the fourth in a series of regular updates to community pharmacy regarding the emerging COVID-19 situation.

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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)

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This is the first of a series of regular updates to community pharmacy regarding the emerging COVID-19 situation.