As there is an increased likelihood of the Covid-19 Coronavirus having more of an impact in the next few weeks, contractors are advised to give particular attention to the plan in place in the likelihood of 1 or more members of the pharmacy team being absent, including possibly the regular Pharmacist.

If you have vulnerable patients such as those who are housebound, or needing supervised opiate consumption, please consider how you would manage these patients, under such difficult circumstances.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ business continuity template available for these scenarios as each pharmacy is different. The LPC recommends giving serious consideration as to how you would maintain services during a period of extreme challenges such as the Covid-19 virus.