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London GP: Practices will discuss pharmacy cuts

C+D asked Dr Dianne Aitken if she is concerned cuts could affect pharmacy's ability to support GPs


Pharmacists need to be a "prominent part" of attempts to create local networks of health professionals, NHS Lambeth prescribing committee chair Dianne Aitken told C+D at a Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham LPC meeting in parliament yesterday (January 12).


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Sami Khaderia, Non healthcare professional

Pharmacy is being cut because the government knows NO ONE will close down as the surplus of pharmacist will cover any closes if any...... Open door policy, be careful who you vote for in the future. Greed with a capital G

Sami Khaderia, Non healthcare professional

£ 100 billion on trident why not start the cuts there? I will tell you why because there are pharmacists who are willing to carry on working even after the paycuts - as an owner it may now go down well but as a tax payer - its fantastic !!! basic economics HOW MANY PHARMACIES HAVE CLOSED???????? NONE!!!!!

P M, Community pharmacist

£ 100 billion on trident why not start the cuts there?

C A, Community pharmacist

HS2 £50 billion, NHS records system (which was abandoned) £10 billion. There are plenty of areas where large amounts of money could be saved (compared to the modest £0.17 billion), primary care prescribing was £9 billion in 2011 for example...

Sami Khaderia, Non healthcare professional

Are you aware locums havent had a payrise in 10 years? if contrcators are looking for sympathy they wont get any..there are ppl in the wider society who will work for less......This is the result of free movement of labour... over supply of pharmacies means lower fees - its not rocket science.

Sami Khaderia, Non healthcare professional

Listen contractors, if you cant handle the cuts, sell up or shut up...The NHS has to save money and there are young keen pharmacists willing to work for less as a contractor - sick to death of contractors moaning.

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