External COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Care Homes

This page summarises some useful tools and external resources that will help pharmacy teams across sectors to implement local pharmacy service delivery models into care homes in response to the NHS England/NHS Improvement call for cross-system Pharmacy and Medicines Support for care homes.

Other useful resource hubs include:

FutureNHS Collaboration Discussion Forum

Local Resources

Here are a few ideas from colleagues in London and the North West Region which may give you some ideas to take forward. Find out locally who is leading on care home work at a CCG/STP level, you may find that there is a specific COVID-19 section on the area formulary page for example.

London area

London data collection tool: Available through FutureNHS Collaboration Platform

  • This data collection tool is being used in London to establish the baseline service in each locality/system

NHS West Hampshire CCG: Restore2 – recognise early soft signs, take observations, respond, escalate

North West Region

The North West region has created a web page collating COVID-19 information and resources relevant to the region including –

If we’ve missed any advice or guidance which you think would be helpful to care home pharmacy teams, please get in touch.