Resources (including videos)

Please find resources relating to the COVID-19 crisis in this section.

Zero tolerance of abuse in pharmacies poster

The PDA has released a poster emphasising zero tolerance of abuse in pharmacies, which we encourage all members to print and display in their pharmacy. The awareness of this policy is key if patient behaviour is to be influenced.

Download the poster here

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Pharmacist ID card

PDA has produced an electronic ID card to help members to confirm their status during the COVID-19 crisis. PDA members can log in and access their ID cards here.

Videos

PDA Chairman Mark Koziol was interviewed by RT UK on the abuse pharmacists are facing whilst on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. You can watch the video interview here.

BBC Horizon Coronavirus Special – Part 1. Excellent 59-minute documentary looking at the first 100 days and providing a well-explained exploration of the science, data and latest research. Available on BBC iPlayer until Friday 8th May 2020: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h3nm

ITV News clip about violence and abuse in community pharmacy featuring survey figures from the PDA: Pharmacies ‘abandoned on the front line’ in Covid-19 effort, ITV News survey reveals – www.itv.com/news/2020-04-09/pharmacies-abandoned-on-the-front-line-in-covid-19-effort-itv-news-survey-reveals/

Useful links 

Sources of official and regular updates from key stakeholders

  1. NHS England and NHS Improvement – coronavirus. Links to dedicated sections for primary, secondary and community care plus a comprehensive list of key documents: www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/
  1. Public Health organisations  
    1. Public Health England
    2. Public Health Wales
    3. Health Protection Scotland
    4. Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland
  2. NPA – regular updates and guidance: www.npa.co.uk/coronavirus-updates/
  3. PSNC – COVID-19: psnc.org.uk/the-healthcare-landscape/covid19/
  4. GPhC – regular updates and guidance: www.pharmacyregulation.org/contact-us/coronavirus-latest-updates
  5. RPS – updates and guidance: www.rpharms.com/coronavirus/
  6. NHS England Coronavirus Primary Care Bulletin
  7. BMJ Coronavirus HUB – guidance, editorials, research, UK and international news. 
  8. NICE COVID section including rapid guidelines: www.nice.org.uk/covid-19
  9. Specialist Pharmacy Service: www.sps.nhs.uk/category/covid-19-coronavirus/
  10. Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP): www.rcgp.org.uk/covid-19.aspx
  11. NHS E speciality guides for patient care (e.g. anticoagulation)
  12. Association for Supportive and Palliative Care Pharmacists (ASPCP) – free membership. A website with query answering service and Q&A forum for members: www.aspcp.uk/welcome/
  13. GPHC: Temporary registration during the COVID-19 emergency
  14. E-Learning for Health: Free Access to the Coronavirus programme
  15. CPPE: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/covid-19
  16. Covid Rashes – Emerging Skin Manifestations of COVID-19
  17. Skin Rashes during COVID-19: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52493574
  18. COVID-19 ’ICU’ risk | The BMJ: 20-fold greater in the Vitamin D Deficient. BAME, African Americans, the Older, Institutionalised and Obese, are at greatest risk. Sun and ‘D’-supplementation – Game-changers? Research urgently required.
  19. General Pharmaceutical Council (External): Update on new legislation relating to controlled drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Video

BBC Panorama: Has the government failed the NHS?:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hr3y/panorama-has-the-government-failed-the-nhs

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