Prime Minister visits Ruislip pharmacy, discusses latest position

06 Aug 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited a pharmacy in his constituency today, to discuss the challenging situation on the pharmacy frontline, and what pharmacies can do to help get the NHS back on its feet in the wake of COVID-19.

Sanjay Doegar owner of Ruislip Manor Pharmacy (left) with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Owner of Ruislip Manor Pharmacy and NPA member, Sanjay Doegar, who hosted the visit, said:

“It’s great that Mr Johnson made time in his busy schedule to hear about the situation on the ground for community pharmacy. We talked about the work of pharmacies during the coronavirus pandemic, the flu season ahead and the need for long-term investment to unlock our sector’s potential”.

NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette said:

“In the last two months, NPA members have played host to the Health Secretary, the chief executive of the NHS and now also the Prime Minister.  It is really important that senior figures like this hear first-hand the experiences of frontline pharmacy teams, to give colour and authenticity to the representations made by pharmacy leaders nationally. Politicians are getting the consistent message that pharmacy teams are heroes on the health service frontline, and that more support is needed from government – to keep the doors open and for pharmacies to play a key role in Britain’s eventual recovery from the pandemic.”

In June, Matt Hancock visited Market Chemist in central London and Simon Stevens went to Pavillion Pharmacy Brixton.