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Prime Minister recognises vital role of pharmacy during visit

RPS Member Sanjay Doegar welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson to his pharmacy last week to discuss the important role that pharmacy is playing tackling COVID-19.

Mr Doegar, owner of Ruislip Manor Pharmacy, facilitated the visit, as he and Mr Johnson spoke about the situation of pharmacy during the pandemic and what it means for the long-term potential of the profession.

Mr Doegar said:

“I was delighted to welcome the Prime Minister to my pharmacy and show him first-hand the incredible work we continue to do during the covid-19 pandemic. Our profession deserves to be recognised for our role within the NHS and with a potential second-wave and a demanding winter ahead, it’s crucial that we get the support and funding we need.”

Claire Anderson, Chair of the English Pharmacy Board, said:

“Pharmacists across the country continue to do such a vital job during the pandemic and to get recognition from the most senior British politician is incredibly important. It is critical that we, as a profession, continue to champion the role of community pharmacy with key stakeholders and secure much needed investment so we can continue to improve patient care.”

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