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ebolaNovember 3 2014

Pharmacy bodies are highlighting additional information relating to Ebola.

PSNC says “The Department of Health and all national pharmacy bodies are urging community pharmacy contractors to think and act now to protect the public’s health, provide help to people who may seek your advice, and at the same time protect your staff.”

Pharmacies in England should be displaying information posters provided by Public Health England and NHS England. Public Health Wales has issued bilingual versions of the posters for patients. Copies of the posters for England and Wales can be downloaded from PSNC’s website.

In addition, pharmacy staff should be well informed. “Display the poster/flyer aimed at pharmacy staff in an appropriate location, e.g. behind the pharmacy counter,” says PSNC.

“Pharmacy contractors should be confident that all their staff have read the poster and understand how to respond should they encounter a person who they think is displaying symptoms of Ebola.”

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff should also look out for further alerts and updated guidance as and when they are issued.

Links:

PSNC

Poster for use in Wales

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