Sir Keir Starmer to become next Prime Minister

Commenting on Labour’s Party winning a majority at the 2024 General Election and Sir Keir Starmer becoming the next Prime Minister Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive of the CCA said:

“We congratulate Sir Keir Starmer on becoming Prime Minister. We look forward to working with the new Secretary of State and Health Ministers to secure the best outcomes for patients and best value for taxpayers.

In their manifesto, the Labour party set out a compelling vision for primary care reform. Harnessing community pharmacy is crucial to each of the vision’s central tenets – moving greater care into the community, the return of the ‘family doctor’ and a greater focus on prevention.

We’ve made no secret of the pressures community pharmacies face and how these are impacting patients. The sector needs additional funding to halt the worrying trend of closures and to ensure patient access to medicines is maintained. Furthermore, greater investment is needed if community pharmacies are to play an even bigger role in helping the NHS to overcome the backlog in primary care”.

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