EDM | Community Pharmacy

Posted on: 5th July 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 1951 in 2010-11, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 20/06/2011.

The motion reads,

That this House recognises the important role of community pharmacies and pharmacists in the provision of services, care and advice; acknowledges the potential for a greater role forcommunity pharmacists in providing accessible and integrated healthcare; further acknowledges their vital public health role; congratulates community pharmacists on their successes in areas such as smoking cessation; notes that community pharmacies offer accessible and reassuring sites for the provision of services and advice, and can act as a valuable social hub for vulnerable and isolated members of society; and calls on the Government to recognise the value of community pharmacies for effective health and social care and vibrant high streets.