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Ramadan – coronavirus resources for pharmacy teams

Community pharmacy contractors may receive a higher number of queries about the use of the coronavirus vaccine or coronavirus tests from patients who are Muslim during the month of Ramadan, which starts this week.* During Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, and consuming medicines is also not...

13 hours ago

Ask PSNC: FAQs on the C-19 test distribution service

The Services Team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service. Below are some of the questions asked this week. Q. If I supply as one transaction, four boxes of test kits to a person requesting kits for four people, do I get paid four transaction...

20 hours ago

COVID-19 Therapeutic Alert: inhaled Budesonide for adults with COVID-19

This afternoon (12th April 2021), a CAS alert has been issued containing guidance for prescribers in primary care and community pharmacies in relation to the therapeutic use of inhaled budesonide in adults (50 years and over) with COVID-19. This follows the recent announcement of the interim results from the National Institute for Health Research supported...

1 day ago

The NHS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Lateral Flow Distribution Service ("Pharmacy Collect")

This new Advanced Service, which commenced on 29th March 2021, involves the distribution of Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test kits to the public and aims to improve access to asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. 

The service is part of the NHS Test and Trace offering to the public to allow asymptomatic people to collect LFD test kits free of charge from community pharmacies so they can undertake regular testing as part of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap plan. Marketing and communications aimed at the public will refer to the service as Pharmacy Collect. 
The full service requirements are included in the service specification, which contractors must read before deciding whether to provide the service.

Download the service specification

Download a summary of the service

See the PSNC C-19 lateral flow device distribution service webpage for full details on the service and a comprehensive set of resources for contractors to support implementation. 


Virtual Outcomes has also released an e-Learning module to support community pharmacy contractors with this new service.  More information of what is involved in the training, and how to access it can be found here: http://www.cpwy.org/training-development/e-learning.shtml#C19LFD.



Last Updated: 6th April 2021