Protecting Public Interest in NHS Community Pharmacy

Professors David Taylor of University College London and Panos Kanavos from the London School of Economics investigated the implications of high inflation rates for community pharmacy.

Serious damage to the community pharmacy network could harm public interests by disrupting NHS medicines supply, increasing inequalities and blocking future radical improvements in primary care.

Email your MP now regarding #SaveOurPharmacies emergency summit

Urge your MP to attend: Portcullis House Room U, Westminster on Tuesday 21st March from 16:30-17:30.

A new NPA-commissioned report warns that thousands of pharmacies could be forced to close, unless there is a swift financial intervention by the Government and NHS England.

Funding cuts have combined with inflation to create the danger of an over-the-cliff drop in pharmacy numbers that would disrupt NHS medicines supply, heap pressure on other parts of the health service and widen health inequalities.

Please take action to avoid this disastrous situation. You can help by downloading, printing and attaching this note on your prescription-bags:

  1. Writing to your local MP
  2. Get support from your patients
  3. Writing to your local newspapers
  4. Using social media to spread the message that more investment is needed to secure vital health services (#pharmaciesatrisk).

Read Protecting the UK Public Interest in NHS Community Pharmacy HERE.