Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting told delegates at the Labour party conference that he wanted to see a ‘greater role’ for community pharmacy in delivering patient care.
Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive of the CCA said:
“Earlier this year, we were able to help the Labour Party as they designed the proposals outlined in their Health Mission. We still believe there is an opportunity for the Party to go further with community pharmacy, beyond the measures outlined in the Mission and we have directly shared our views with them.
As part of our ongoing influencing work, it was a pleasure to attend the Labour Party Conference this year. The CCA welcomes Wes Streeting’s comments advocating a greater role for community pharmacy and a focus on preventative healthcare. We look forward to continuing to support all political parties as they shape their thinking ahead of the General Election.
We have made it abundantly clear that there is an urgent need to fix the foundations of pharmacy funding and avert further permanent closures. An ever-shrinking pharmacy network cannot be expected to take on more and more workload, without the associated investment.”