Chemist + Druggist is part of Informa PLC


This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction

Pharmacy bodies pushed to 'breaking point' to reach deadline

NPA board member Mike Hewitson gives an inside view on the funding consultation

Pharmacy bodies were pushed to "breaking point" trying to reach the original March 24 deadline for the government's consultation on funding cuts, National Pharmacy Association (NPA) board member Mike Hewitson has said.

“As far as I’m concerned, the whole process has been clunky – shoddy, almost,” he told C+D this week.

The government extended the consultation deadline by two months earlier this week.

Mr Hewitson cited the original tight timeframe as a major cause of stress, and accused the DH of having a “lack of appreciation for how the sector works”. 

“People who understand workplace pressures will see these as catastrophic cuts,” he said.

“There is a need now for the sector to have a new relationship with the government. They missed opportunities to do things differently by using community pharmacy more. They don’t understand what we do.”

However, Mr Hewitson said one positive outcome from the government proposals is the united front the sector has displayed in response.

 


Do you think the original timeframe was too tight? 

We want to hear your views, but please express them in the spirit of a constructive, professional debate. For more information about what this means, please click here to see our community principles and information

Related Content

Topics



Pharmacy Dispenser/ Technician
Bethnal Green North, London
Salary: Up to £30,000

Apply Now
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

CD008032

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Thank you for submitting your question. We will respond to you within 2 business days. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel