We have supported NHS England in designing a proposal for delivering therapeutics to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 through primary care. The proposal was approved on 12 March 2021.
Work is now underway to establish the enabling digital infrastructure functionality to communicate potential eligibility following a positive test and changes to enable GP’s to provide proactive follow-up, and enhancements to NHS 111 Online to support patient identification and facilitate prescriptions.
There are currently no therapies approved for treating COVID-19 outside of hospital. This preparatory work is being initiated now to enable more rapid mobilisation of delivery channels as soon as novel therapies are approved for treatment of COVID-19 patients in primary care. Additional work will be required once specific treatments are approved for use.