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Profession protests cuts to community pharmacy budget

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has expressed concerns about a planned £170m budget cut that could see up to a quarter of community pharmacies close.

The society’s chair Sandra Gidley called the cuts “short-sighted” and said “the proposed scale of the reduction in support for the service has the potential to adversely impact patient care”. The Department of Health said there were too many pharmacies in some parts of the country.

BBC story

Royal Pharmaceutical Society statement