Save Our Local Pharmacies Campaign
Local pharmacies under threat from the latest Conservative cuts to the national health budget.
This Government’s real terms cash cuts to pharmacies across the UK could be about to take their toll. The Lib Dems don’t as yet know what pharmacy used by hundreds of local people is facing closure, cutting off lifeline services for many elderly and vulnerable residents.
Local Campaigner John Howard says,
For many people the trip to get vital medicines from the pharmacy is long enough already.
Cutting money to local pharmacies is nothing more than robbing Peter to pay Paul. It will only increase the strain on hospitals and GP’s practices at a time when the NHS is already in enough trouble.
The £170million reduction in NHS funding for community pharmacies will put pharmacies across Waltham Forest out of business too.
Local community pharmacies are vital to keep older frail people independent. These people need to be at the heart of our community, on our high streets, with people. In the community rather than in our hospitals.
You can sign our petition here and join hundreds of local people who are already backing the campaign.