Campaign to secure the future for independents

The NPA is leading the response of the independent sector to proposals from the Government for ‘efficiencies’ in community pharmacy.

Campaign update

The NPA used the occasion of 1 December (when new funding arrangements took effect), to highlight once again in the media the wrong-headedness of the Government’s approach, promote the benefits of community pharmacy and point to the potential of community pharmacy to do more for patients and the NHS, given the right level of investment. Apart from keeping the heat on the government regarding the cuts, this was a chance to put down a marker about what we would like to see as the future policy and practice agenda for pharmacy.

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The coverage, across TV and radio, succeeded in conveying the broad point that there are two possible futures for community pharmacy – one which makes the most of local pharmacies at the heart of the NHS and one in which locally based care shrinks away and patients suffer the consequences.

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