Political supporters

Norman Lamb MP, Liberal Democrat health spokespersonnorman-lamb-mp
“The role of community pharmacy is absolutely critical for providing local healthcare advice and treatment, keeping people out of hospital and GP surgeries. The Community Pharmacy Forward View rightly puts access to high-quality pharmacies at the heart of a convenient, effective and sustainable healthcare system, but planned funding cuts risk making it more difficult for people to benefit from these services. Now more than ever, I hope that pharmacists, patients and wider healthcare professionals will come together to have their say on the future of community pharmacies, and provide the impetus needed to make the vision of the Forward View a success.”

derek-thomas-mpDerek Thomas MP, Conservative party
“As we wrestle with the challenge of greater integration of health and social care we need every part of our health system engaged in our shared desire to improve patient care. The Community Pharmacy Forward View demonstrates the commitment by community pharmacy to work with the Department of Health to improve services, engage in health and social care integration, improve drug waste reduction and improve access to records to support prescriptions. This is very welcome and community pharmacists can reduce pressure on GP services, help people who have long-term conditions even more and support people to live well.”