Our response to Liberal Democrats Manifesto

Community Pharmacy England has issued the following statement in response to the Liberal Democrats Manifesto.

Our CEO Janet Morrison said:

“We have been urging all political parties to commit to working with us to introduce a sustainable funding model for community pharmacies, alongside developing pharmacy services for the benefit of patients, pharmacies and the wider NHS. Pharmacies are critical to the health and wellbeing of local communities, delivering high quality primary health services, and they have even more to offer if they are given the right support and investment to do so.

The commitments made by political parties so far to look at expanding the role that community pharmacies can play – whether by expanding Pharmacy First, as pledged by the Conservative Party, or extending prescribing rights and public health services, as pledged by the Liberal Democrats – show the strength of the support for the sector, and this political consensus is very positive.

We were also pleased to see a specific commitment to working towards a fair and more sustainable funding model from the Liberal Democrats.  We urge all political parties to commit to working with us to address pharmacy’s funding crisis and make the most of this vital community healthcare asset.”

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