CPE, CCA, NPA and the RPS have published a joint manifesto for community pharmacy ahead of the upcoming General Election.  The manifesto can be used by anyone in the community pharmacy sector to engage with political parties and candidates in the run-up to the election.

The #VotePharmacy Manifesto and other resources that promote pharmacy to parliamentary candidates, including practical advice to pharmacy teams about engaging with candidates, can be accessed from an online general election hub at votepharmacy.org.

Election candidates are being asked to show their support and back a six point plan to unleash the potential of community pharmacy:

  1. Fill the funding gap, and commit to long-term sustainable funding, so pharmacies can deliver more of the NHS care patients need.
  2. Support and enhance the community pharmacy workforce to ensure that pharmacists and their teams can continue to meet the needs of patients now and in the future.
  3. Ensure that patients can access the medicines they need, including an end-to-end review of the medicines supply chain.
  4. Rollout an enhanced Pharmacy First service for England, mirroring the highly successful approaches taken in Scotland and Wales.
  5. Empower community pharmacists to do more, with an ambitious roadmap for independent prescribing.
  6. Make pharmacies centres for public health, prevention and reducing health inequalities.

Access the resources at: votepharmacy.org