Responding to news of additional Government funding to support health services for COVID-19, RPS England Chair Claire Anderson said:
“The Chancellor said the health service would get whatever it needed and it’s welcome to see this additional money to support the COVID-19 response and recovery.
“Funding set aside for primary care costs must now be used to resolve the long-overdue settlement for community pharmacy.
“We know that pharmacy teams have been under enormous pressure this year and I welcome the Government’s commitment to continue funding mental health and occupational health support services for pharmacists and other frontline staff.
“But we’re still awaiting news on much needed investment in the workforce more widely, including to support pharmacy education and training reforms.”