• Volunteer initiatives from Brunel University and The Bike Shed help supply visors to our Pharmacy Teams

    Volunteer initiatives from Brunel University and The Bike Shed help supply visors to our Pharmacy Teams

    With the help of Brunel University and The Bike Shed Community Response Team, we have been able to supply visors to pharmacy teams across Hillingdon and Harrow. Brunel University ‘Made in Brunel’ is a student-led initiative that showcases Brunel’s design talent. They have set up a network of 25 3D-printers in people’s homes and workplaces

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  • Hammersmith & Fulham London Fire Brigade assisting with pharmacy deliveries

    Hammersmith & Fulham London Fire Brigade assisting with pharmacy deliveries

    The LPC has been working together with the H&F London Fire Brigade Service to help with Community Pharmacy Medicine deliveries for those patients who fall outside of the “shielded” medicines scheme recently announced by NHSE & I. This is a truly multi-professional collaboration where everyone has come together to help the vulnerable in need. The

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  • Enfield medicine delivery service

    Enfield medicine delivery service

    Enfield Council have set up a Volunteer Medicines Delivery Service to help our Pharmacies manage the demand for medicines delivery. The Council have received many calls  from isolated patients about medicine deliveries. The Enfield  Volunteer Medicine Delivery Service, otherwise known as the “ Enfield Collection Services” is available to any Pharmacy requiring assistance and for

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  • Keeping the pharmacy and staff safe during the pandemic

    Keeping the pharmacy and staff safe during the pandemic

    Please see the comprehensive information from the Metropolitan Police Service on keeping your pharmacy premises secure and staff members safe during the coronavirus pandemic: Security advice for pharmacies from the Met Police

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  • Coronavirus National Testing Programme

    Coronavirus National Testing Programme

    The Coronavirus National Testing Programme has now expanded capacity to test other frontline workers. This applies to frontline workers in England and Northern Ireland only, and includes community pharmacy staff who are having to self-isolate, due to having coronavirus-like symptoms or because a member of their household has symptoms. Any employees who think they are

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  • Pandemic Delivery Service

    Pandemic Delivery Service

    Middlesex pharmacies should have received this NHS letter describing the new Pandemic Delivery Service, giving the service specification and remuneration details. Since the service was launched with effect from Thursday, 9th April, contractors should note any potential claims under the Advanced Service from and including that date. It is important that you keep a record

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  • PPE for Pharmacy Teams

    PPE for Pharmacy Teams

    PPE for Pharmacy teams Following discussion with PSNC, DHSC and NHSE&I are working with Public Health England (PHE) to send free of charge packs of PPE to pharmacies in mid-March; the packs contained 50 masks, 200 aprons and 100 pairs of gloves. If pharmacies did not receive their PPE packs, or if the pack delivered

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  • Pharmacy Operations During The Pandemic – FAQs

    Pharmacy Operations During The Pandemic – FAQs

    The LPC has put together its own guidance on the frequently asked questions around pharmacy operations during the Coronavirus crisis. In addition, the PSNC has published an update:  https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/covid-19-update-pqs-pharmacy-services-and-payments/ Common FAQs Can I restrict the number of people/patients coming in to the pharmacy at any one time? The LPC would suggest that it is unsafe

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  • GPHC Statements

    GPHC Statements

    The GPHC have published a joint statement with other statutory regulators of health and care professionals about how they will continue to regulate in light of the coronavirus (Covid-19). In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the GPHC have also published a statement regarding their change in approach to inspections of pharmacies.

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  • Business Continuity Plans

    Business Continuity Plans

    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

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