European community pharmacists are in the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and they are doing everything in their power to support their patients, including in areas currently in lockdown.
This pages provides insights in the roles and commitments of community pharmacists in the fight against COVID-19 and gives an overview of useful international and national resources for community pharmacists.
Insights from community pharmacists in the frontline
Thank you, pharmacists
THANK YOU to all community pharmacists across Europe for your vital work on the front line against COVID-19!
Your professionalism & commitment towards meeting patients' needs & maintaining continuity of services in these challenging times is incredibly important & appreciated.
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PGEU has collected many examples of community pharmacists' vital work on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. PGEU's Member Associations have been supporting their community pharmacists at the national level by ensuring citizens receive their medication and avail of pharmacy services despite the current circumstances. Member Associations have also been advocating for support for their pharmacists on safety measures, enhanced pharmacy services during the COVID-19 pandemic and pharmacist-delivered vaccination. Click here to find inspiring stories and commitment from community pharmacists across Europe.
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 has been devastating for public health and people’s health with a high number of deaths and lifelong consequences on the health status and quality of life. Health care systems in Europe have been struggling to assist both COVID-19 patients and patients with other health conditions. Lessons must be drawn from the pandemic, learning from it and using it as an opportunity to improve preparedness and response of healthcare system to current and future health challenges.
You will find the PGEU Position Paper on the Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic in the document bellow.
Many resources at the international level are available from organisations including the European Medicines Agency, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organisation. They provide the latest information, infographics and guidelines for COVID-19 measures, vaccination, community pharmacy engagement and more. Click here to find information from different health institutions.
There are many resources from PGEU Members and relevant stakeholders at the national level which include sections of updated information on COVID-19, guidelines, national updates, and pharmacy specific tools. Click here to find this information from our Member Associations.