Bolton pharmacist Thorrun Govind provided a pharmacy angle to the BBC’s coverage of the General Election on the 6pm news in an interview from a pharmacy in Lancashire.
Thorrun explained the vital role community pharmacists and their teams play in supporting patients and expressed her concerns that the current reforms have increased pressures in the sector, would make access more difficult for patients and impact on local GPs and A&E.
The interview was part of a series on what issues are important to them and what they would like to see changed.
You can also join in the general election campaign on behalf of pharmacy by ensuring candidates better understand and recognise the vital role that pharmacists play in supporting people’s health.
Send your local candidates a copy of our General Election toolkit and ask candidates to voice their support for pharmacy on social media (e.g. Twitter/Facebook) using the hashtag #pharmacy17 or invite them to your workplace to demonstrate first-hand how pharmacists make a real difference to their constituents’ health.