Richard Corbett, MEP for Yorkshire and Humber visits both Pateley Bridge Pharmacy today (Tuesday 17th May 2016)
During the visits, Richard Corbett had a tour of the pharmacies and saw all the different aspects to dispensing, compliance aids and interactions with the nursing homes that they serve.
He also witnessed some examples of best practice plus the care and support that they provide for the community.
Samina Khan, Pharmacist at Pateley Bridge Pharmacy said:
This pharmacy is at the heart of the community and is a valuable community asset. Our patients rely on the service we provide. We have built a strong relationship with them by supporting them in times of need.
Richard Corbett MEP said:
I’ve been extremely impressed by the central role of these pharmacies in their local communities — not only as a crucial health service for local populations, but as a hub for community activities of all kinds.
The threatened cuts will inflict real damage on these vital community resources. And worse still, they are false savings. Community pharmacies provide services which will simply be diverted to GPs and hospitals if they close.
The suggestion that the NHS would be safe in the hands of this government is clearly a big mistake — and that’s before we factor in likely further damage inflicted on the public purse if we were to leave the EU.