Coronavirus: Pharmacy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Mawson Lord Mawson Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the general public are aware of the role of pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The role of community pharmacy has been highlighted in a range of Government communications, including the recent announcement and letters to vulnerable patients, which highlighted their role in the delivery of medicines to people who have been asked to self-isolate.

Callers to NHS 111 are advised to telephone if they require health advice from pharmacies and NHS England and NHS Improvement are working to ensure all pharmacies have a range of additional resources to increase public awareness and support the safety of pharmacy staff and the public. Posters and pop-up display banners, in line with the national COVID-19 communications, are being developed for distribution.

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