Pharmacy Pressures: A video message from PSNC’s CEO
PSNC Chief Executive Janet Morrison has recorded a video message addressing concerns raised by contractors about the ongoing combination of pressures facing community pharmacies.
In the video, Janet acknowledges the immense difficulties that contractors and their teams are dealing with on a daily basis. She says the situation is only exacerbated by increasing demands from patients with nowhere else to go and a fixed five-year funding settlement that is declining in real terms. Janet believes more action from the Government is needed and is ensuring that they know that pharmacies have been squeezed to their limit on efficiency.
Janet reassures contractors that PSNC has provided a compelling portfolio of evidence on the impact that pressures are having on the sector, and requested urgent additional funding. She and her team remain in regular contact with Government officials to share their ongoing concerns and are working to raise this at the highest level both now and after the new Prime Minister brings in their team.
Watch the video: