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How community pharmacy is fighting the snow to deliver patient care

Day Lewis pharmacy in snow
Many pharmacy employees walked miles to open for the day

Pharmacy employees throughout the UK have risen to the challenge of the snow and freezing conditions from the “beast from the east”

Whether it’s strapping on walking boots and trudging along miles of icy roads to open a pharmacy, or battling the blizzards to reach elderly patients at home, the sector has reacted heroically to ensure their patients receive the best care possible.

Here’s a selection of some of pictures, videos and messages shared on Twitter by pharmacy staff – and their appreciative patients – while braving the severe weather conditions.

Delivering on foot
Steering on slippery roads
Open as usual
NHS England: Thank you
How have you braved the elements to look after patients?

Adam Hall, Community pharmacist

Pharmacy staff everywhere have, once again, shown their spirit, determination & value by making sure patients have access to medicines - yet we still got a missive from the ivory towers to encourage us to use new and innovative ways to "put patients first" - even, it seemed from the tone of the circular, at the cost of our personal safety!

Ilove Pharmacy, Non Pharmacist Branch Manager

This is a nice filler article from the editor instead of concentrating on the more important and difficult issues. Up your game Editor !

Mohammed Patel, Community pharmacist

This article should read:

"Pharmacy staff forced to come in to work despite extreme weather!"

Even though their entire family gets a day off.

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