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Video: MP backs small pharmacy's fight for funding

James Clappison MP (centre) – pictured with Conservative candidate Oliver Dowden (left) and pharmacy owner Graham Phillips (right) – says he will write to the local NHS England area team about their funding decision

Conservative MP James Clappison has pledged his support for Manor Pharmacy (Wheathampstead) Ltd's Hertfordshire branch, a low-volume business that is waiting to find out whether it will continue to receive top-up funding from NHS England

An MP has backed a Hertfordshire pharmacy's struggle to continue to receive financial support from NHS England.

The commissioning body's area teams can choose to extend a national top-up scheme – designed to support small businesses at least 1km from another pharmacy – that ends in March. 
Graham Phillips, owner of Manor Pharmacy Group (Wheathampstead) Ltd, told C+D there was a risk his pharmacy in Elstree would close if his area team decided not to continue funding.




MP for Hertsmere James Clappison told C+D the pharmacy was an important part of the local community and threw his support behind its funding application.




Do you know of any low volume pharmacies looking for continued funding in your area? 


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ketan Chande, Locum pharmacist

Well done Graham, your efforts should also help inspire other ESP owners... agreed, It's not just a Pharmacy, it's also a 'social hub', a major positive well-being factor , especially these days!. Lets hope they think about the needs of the 'local' community, particularly the elderly and car-less.

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