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General election 2019 – Campaigning for community pharmacy #VotePharmacy

The upcoming general election presents an opportunity for the sector to be recognised by future MPs as a valuable health and wellbeing asset and a solution to many longstanding problems in the NHS.

The NPA, PSNC and RPS have launched the Community Pharmacy Manifesto and have developed a range of resources for pharmacy teams across the UK to actively engage with their local parliamentary candidates in the run up to the general election on Thursday 12 December. This is a chance to gain commitment from your local candidates to support community pharmacy and to pledge to act decisively to unlock the sector’s huge potential if they get elected.

The Community Pharmacy pledge

Our aim is simple: to ensure the next UK Government recognises that community pharmacy is a solution to many longstanding problems in the NHS and acts decisively to unlock the sector’s huge potential.

During the election campaign we will be:

  • Calling on parliamentary candidates across all parties to show support for community pharmacies by visiting their local pharmacy.
  • Asking candidates to sign up to this simple pledge: I pledge to back local pharmacies and to show their support using the hashtag #VotePharmacy
  • Actively promoting our Community Pharmacy Manifesto to gain recognition and support from political parties and parliamentary candidates. Our message is clear: with the right support and investment from the next Government, community pharmacies can deliver even greater benefits for patients and the NHS.
  • Encouraging parliamentary candidates to visit this website to find out more about community pharmacy and our massive potential.