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NHSE/I publishes infection control recommendations

Useful information for dispensing practices

August 12th 2020

Tagged: Dispensary guidance news COVID19

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Dispensing practices may benefit from reading the infection control recommendations set out in a new NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for community pharmacies in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although primarily directed as community pharmacies, the SOP provides useful information for dispensing practices on the following:

  • Removal of the flexible opening provision that allowed pharmacies to close their doors to the public for up to 2.5 hours a day
  • Ongoing provisions for shielded patients in local outbreak areas
  • Management of returned medicines.

Read the SOP