All information required can be found on the CPE Covid-19 Hub
A wealth of useful and practical information is available from the following key organisations on their websites:
- Community Pharmacy England, CPE (NB there are a number of useful FAQs here)
- General Pharmaceutical Council, GPhC
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society, RPSg
- National Pharmacy Association, NPA
The GPhC has published and will continue to publish new standards in their knowledge hub that helpfully clarifies some of the key areas for COVID-19 that may be causing you queries such as working with other pharmacies and volunteer groups. The standards will continue to be updated with new areas as and when they arise. This can be found on the knowledge hub of the GPhC website.
The Lateral Flow Device Test Supply Service is an advanced service where community pharmacy contractors will need to register via NHSBSA’s MYS portal in order to provide the service. The service will be available to register on the MYS portal from 6 November 2023.
This is a walk-in service where patients/patients’ representatives can collect one box of five LFD tests from a participating community pharmacy, on confirmation that the patient is part of the cohort which is potentially eligible for COVID-19 treatments.
For further information and resources please visit the CPE website.
Virutal Outcomes have produced an 8 minute video on how to deliver this new advanced service. The course will cover, who is eligible for the free LFD tests, how to identify them and how to claim. Please note, CPH currently do not subscribe to Virtual Outcomes and pharmacies will have to subscribe to access the training.