Medicines delivery services commissioned from both pharmacies and dispensing doctors across England from 9 April until 1 July 2020 as part of COVID-19 response

The regulations introduce an essential service that places a responsibility on pharmacy contractors to make sure a home delivery option is available to people at high risk of complications from COVID-19 who are advised to isolate at home for 12 weeks and meet ‘shielding’ criteria

SPS commentary:

A monthly payment will be made for the period this service is commissioned recognising the administration required in assessing eligibility of patients, supporting the alternative of using volunteers to deliver prescription items and associated processing and advice.


NHS England