New national restrictions to help control the spread of Covid-19 were announced on 31st October. These apply from Thursday 5th November.
Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Updated: 4th November 2020)
Letter to GP Practices with updated guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable individuals and actions for GPs (New: 2nd November 2020) in particular note the requirement to immediately review any children and young people remaining on the SPL, and urgently identify, contact and flag adults with Down’s syndrome
NHS England have developed a flow diagram to support GPs in completing this process, which can be found on the on the FutureNHS platform (New: 20th November 2020). This resource aims to help to address any questions related to the prompt completion of this task.
Home delivery of medicines during second wave
Due to the new national restrictions, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 are advised by the Government not to go to a pharmacy.
As a result the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery service has been commissioned, in accordance with the Home delivery of medicines and appliances during the Covid-19 outbreak, for all patients on the Shielded Patient List in England from 5th November 2020 until 3rd December 2020.
In light of the above, all pharmacies in England are again now required to ensure patients on the Shielded Patient List receive their medicines at home.
Archive of advice prior to November 5th 2020
As Government guidance for shielding patients has recently changed, here is a reminder of the latest information for patients.
Shielding information for specific conditions are also available in some of the pathway specific sections. Please use the covid-19 search function to locate these