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In their own words: What patients think about the cuts

An event organised by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) and Pharmacy London last week (May 15) gave patients the chance to voice their concerns about the planned cuts to pharmacy funding.

Read C+D editor James Waldron's comment about his experience of the event here

Find out how much the average pharmacy in England stands to lose as a result of  the cuts and a recently announced category M clawback here


How have you engaged your patients about the funding cuts?

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




Rekha Shah, Community pharmacist

Yes it is quite humbling isn't itI just wish some of those decision makers and advisers were present last Sunday to see and hear for themselves the depth of feeling expressed by users of community pharmacy services! - it would really have made them sit up and take notice. It would also have been good to have some of these people having to answer to questioning on their proposals by members of the public and patients at the event - would have been extremely interesting to see how they responded:-))


Paul Arnett, Superintendent Pharmacist

Listening to the comments and feelings of the patients I felt extremely heartened and proud.  At least we are appreciated by those who count, our patients. 

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