Community pharmacy in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19): updated guidance and standard operating procedures

This guidance for community pharmacies operating under contract to the NHS in England setting out general principles for the delivery of services during the COVID-19 pandemic has been updated, with amendments highlighted in yellow.

SPS commentary:

PSNC in a summary of changes notes that a key amendment enables regional NHSE&I teams to notify pharmacies that they may work behind closed doors without the need for contractors to apply for such closed-door working. This change has been made to help healthcare bodies to tailor their response to the pandemic dependent on the local or regional situation. NHSE&I will consult with LPCs. When agreed, working behind closed doors will be permitted up to 2.5 hours a day with opening between 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm (or 2-6pm for 100 hour pharmacies) required as a minimum.


NHS England

Resource links:

PSNC summary of amendments