Some chemists have stopped stocking life-saving drugs
Community pharmacy owners have been raising concerns about significant increases in the prices of vital medicines, which the NHS is not fully reimbursing them for dispensing.
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Chief Executive Janet Morrison said:
“Community pharmacies are able to provide so much more in terms of additional health services, helping to free up the backlog of GP appointments and support people with a range of conditions. However, the current pharmacy funding levels — which have reduced by 30 per cent since 2015 — mean they’re operating with one hand tied behind their backs.”
Pharmacy owner and East of England Regional Representative for PSNC, Anil Sharma, said:
“Some of our staff are having to go to food banks due to the reduction in hours and the amount we can afford to pay them.”