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Management of Covid-19 Cases in Pharmacy

This page shows the procedures that were put in place to ensure a consistent approach for the management of COVID-19 cases/outbreaks across primary care pharmacy, optometry and dental settings in the Midlands Region. This will ensure that the relevant bodies are also notified of any cases/outbreaks.  An outbreak is defined as two or more cases linked in time, place and person.

In circumstances where there is a staff absence due to COVID-19 within a pharmacy, optometry or dental setting and this is likely to impact on service delivery, providers must notify NHE England & NHS Improvement via the Notification of COVID-19 Service Disruption and/or Outbreak in Primary Care form.

Links and Resources

NHSE&I Midlands Primary Care Team Email July 06

SOP for Management of COVID-19 cases in Pharmacy (Sep)

FAQs NHS Test and Trace (September Update)

Covid-19 Reporting Form

Outbreak Control Plan Coventry

Stay Safe CSW

Outbreak Plans for CSW

Outbreak Plan for Coventry

Covid cases in Coventry

Frequently Asked Questions and Further Resources

  • Do I have to report every case of Covid-19 in the Pharmacy?
  • When can Pharmacy staff who tested positive for Covid-19 return to work?
  • What are the contact details for NHSE&I and PHE in the West Midlands?
  • What are the contact details of the outbreak team in Coventry?
  • Checklist for pharmacy in case of Covid-19 outbreak
Do I have to report every case of Covid-19 in the Pharmacy?

There is no requirement to complete the above NHSE&I form for single cases where it is not likely to impact on service delivery. The above NHSE&I form must however be completed if the practice/pharmacy becomes aware of two or more positive cases in staff or members of the public who have attended their premises.

What are the contact details for NHSE&I and PHE in the West Midlands?

West Midlands
Public Health England
Telephone: 0344 225 3560 – Option 0 then Option 2
Out of hours (via West Midlands Ambulance Service First Response): 01384 679031
Email*: wm.2019cov@phe.gov.uk
*All urgent enquiries should be telephoned.

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NHSE&I
Pharmacy email: england.pharmacy-westmidlands@nhs.net

What are the contact details of the outbreak team in Coventry?

CCC – Single point of access covid19testing@coventry.gov.uk

Out of hours – via DPH or Nadia Inglis (Health Protection Lead for WCC/CCC) 07980501941 

Checklist for pharmacy in case of Covid-19 outbreak

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