The Covid-19 pandemic pharmacy prescription delivery service will remain in force from September 1 to 7 for shielded patients who reside in Leicester City lockdown area and Blackburn with Darwen.
The latest change to the service requirements was announced in a letter published by NHS England and NHS Improvement last week. Further announcements may be made depending on the government advice and decision.
The pharmacy contractors located in the local outbreak areas will receive the essential service payment in September 2020.
If a contractor, excluding distance selling pharmacies, located anywhere in England, is asked to deliver a prescription to a shielded patient living in one of the local outbreak areas, the pharmacies can continue with the service until September 7, under the terms of the advanced service and a claim for payment can be made by October 5 via the Manage Your Service (MYS) platform.
A community pharmacy home delivery service during the Covid-19 outbreak was commissioned throughout England from community pharmacies (and a similar service from dispensing doctors) to ensure delivery of medicines to eligible patients who should not be present in the pharmacy.