CCA statement: Nuffield Trust report on medicine shortages

Following publication of the Nuffield Trust report on medicine shortages, our Chief Executive Malcolm Harrison said: 

“Pharmacy teams find themselves at the sharp end having to deal with medicine supply issues on a daily basis.

We are aware that there are problems throughout the supply chain, but medicines procurement, in particular, needs to be urgently reviewed.

Failure to invest adequately in shoring up the medicines supply chain is a false economy which will only exacerbate the rolling cycle of shortages and price concessions.

We urgently need an end-to-end review of the medicines supply chain to ensure it is fit for purpose”.

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