Pharmacy at the Heart of the Community

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25 May 2016
Dame Rosie Winterton DBE, MP for Doncaster Central this week attended an event in Parliament about the future of community pharmacy.

Pharmacies operate at the heart of their local communities.  They have a significant impact on patient care and provide an essential service in dispensing both medication and the essential information and advice that can prevent people from having to visit their GP for common health problems.

The Government has previously announced proposals to cut pharmacy funding by almost £170 million
and has recently consulted on their plans for community pharmacies.

Rosie says “Introducing cuts on this scale to community pharmacy services will not improve primary care outcomes and I am concerned that pharmacies will find it harder to provide the safe, good quality
services we all want to see.

I hope the Government carefully consider the responses they receive to the recent consultation.”

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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