Featuring in the Daily Mail’s article on the upcoming nurses’ strike, the CCA’s Chief Executive Malcolm Harrison said:
“A nursing strike will inevitably force patients to seek the urgent care they need outside of hospitals. As they did during the pandemic, when they find that their GP cannot help them, many people will once again turn to their local pharmacy.
‘Community pharmacies will be there for the NHS and for patients, for now. However, after years of underfunding and the huge cost pressure of a workforce crisis brought about by poorly planned NHS recruitment, the pharmacy network is on the brink of collapse”.