Supporting pharmacy professionals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

We have issued a joint letter with the UK Chief Pharmaceutical Officers and the PSNI thanking pharmacy colleagues for their ongoing work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the letter, we acknowledge the extreme pressures that pharmacy colleagues may be working under and recognise that in highly challenging circumstances, they may need to depart from established procedures in order to care for patients and people using health and social care services. We ask employers, statutory education bodies, professional bodies and national NHS and health and social care organisations to continue to support pharmacy professionals facing very difficult situations. 

We also express our great appreciation for the efforts being made by colleagues across the UK to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme and to continue to provide other essential services to patients and the public. 

The letter also emphasises that frontline pharmacy workers are among the high priority groups identified by the JCVI for receiving a vaccine and the health and care services across the UK are working hard to get this to them as soon as possible.

Read the full letter [PDF 148 KB].