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Public Health England changes guidance on wearing masks in community pharmacy amid confusion


The webinar simply demonstrated yet again that NHS-E has absolutely zero idea of the every day reality in community pharmacy. The idea that only some staff are in contact with the public totally misunderstands how we work. The first point is that patients are asymptomatic for the 1st 7 days. So we have to assume EVERY patient is a carrier. The second point is that COVID infection has numerous atypical presentations, many of which are gut-related not pulmonary. So every patient complaining of diarrhoea, colic, heart burn, nausea could have COVID. Finally all staff work in extremely close proximity. There is every likelihood that an infected patient (symptomatic or otherwise) will infect a team member. They will then infect EVERY OTHER team member during the 7-days BEFORE symptoms develop. As if all of this were not enough, NHS-E has STILL not committed to paying for our PPE (assuming we can actually obtain it)

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14 APR 2020

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