My thanks to all pharmacy teams for your efforts in 2016 on the campaign to secure the future of independent pharmacies. It is inspiring to see the sector pull together to make the case for investment for the good, ultimately, of the patients you serve.
The Department of Health cuts to pharmacy funding show a complete disregard for the community pharmacy sector and the wellbeing of patients.
There is still, however, a long way to go and a lot more to play for! This goes far beyond the funding position for 2016-18 and and is ultimately about keeping the ‘community’ in community pharmacy. What gives us grounds for hope is the unprecedented level of public awareness and active political support that has been generated over 2016.
So as we move towards 2017, this is what you can do now:
I wish you Season’s Greetings, and I hope you can find some time away from the business for family and friends this holiday time.