NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests
Just over 89,000 people have signed a National Pharmacy Association petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses, with thousands signing in the wake of protests in chancellor Rishi Sunak’s constituency.
The NPA says its petition is now up to 89,000 signatures, up from around 50,000 three weeks ago when some of its member pharmacies staged protests in the constituencies of Government ministers including the chancellor and prime minister.
NPA chair Andrew Lane said: “Recent campaigning by NPA members in key constituencies has given fresh impetus to the petition. Patients and citizens are taking the opportunity to have their say on a matter of great significance to their daily lives – the viability of their local pharmacies and the future of vital NHS services.”
Meanwhile, Community Pharmacy South Central, the local pharmaceutical committee covering Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, has taken to the airwaves to raise the profile of community pharmacy and ask listeners to support a local petition highlighting the sector’s current financial plight.
The CPCS campaign runs across the south of the country on Smooth Radio with support on social media, until the end of April.
Its petition is addressed to health secretary Matt Hancock and titled “Save your community pharmacy from closure”. As of today, the petition had attracted 360 signatures.
This interactive video will test and reinforce your knowledge so you can confidently advise parents on common childhood illnesses, such as teething, earache, coughs and colds.
Understand how fungal nail infections develop and help manage customer expectations around treatment
Record my learning outcomes
Inspiring stories related to health, fitness and the pursuit of wellbeing
More like this
Community pharmacists vaccinating housebound patients
A team of 22 community pharmacists in South Tyneside have begun vaccinating housebound patients against coronavirus in a new local scheme.
1 Min Article
Charity: Don't ignore pancreatic cancer signs during Covid-19
A leading charity has warned people against putting off seeking help if they experience symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
1 Min Article
PDA: Use every pharmacy for second Oxford jab doses
The PDA says all community pharmacies should deliver second doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine.
1 Min Article
Covid-19 and mental health
Viatris has created this short video based on a publication reviewing global research into the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health. It identifies six areas where psychiatrists can play a role in supporting people's mental health through these difficult times.
4 Min Module
Treating acid reflux and heartburn in the pharmacy
Understand how omeprazole 20mg works to treat heartburn and acid reflux symptoms
2 Min Module