Dear Seema Kennedy MP,
On behalf of Chemist+Druggist (C+D), I would like to congratulate you on your appointment as minister with responsibility for community pharmacy.
You have taken on this role at a critical time for community pharmacists and their teams in England – who have struggled under the weight of funding cuts for more than two years. Negotiations for a new funding settlement have recently begun, and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee will be putting forward a raft of proposals that will combine fairer funding with making better use of these passionate, hard-working and highly skilled healthcare professionals.
It is encouraging to see that you have an interest in small business, have supported local women’s health campaigns and are an advocate of the