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Leyla Hannbeck: ‘COVID-19 has many pharmacies struggling to keep their heads above water’


Community pharmacies have always has a core and critical role in the welfare of the communities that they serve, so to say that 'the pandemic has crystallised the role of community pharmacy' is not true. What the pandemic has done is to help people realise the extent to which they are dependent on community pharmacies for their well being. Everyone regularly mentions doctors and nurses when they talk about the pandemic, but Pharmacists and pharmacies are mentioned very rarely including at the daily Daily Downing Street presentations. One can only wonder whether the government will sit up and take notice of the unstinting support being provided by community pharmacies throughout the country at this difficult time and if this will translate into much better support for them or whether it is something that will be conveniently forgotten in a flash once the pandemic has subsided. Time will tell.

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9 MAY 2020

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