Many patients see A&E as the quickest way to access the NHS. This puts real strain on emergency departments – and often delays patients from getting the right care.
We’re calling on the NHS to bring pharmacists into urgent and emergency care. It’s a simple but effective way to improve patient care – and save up to £1.1 billion.
Pharmacists are best-placed to deal with common ailments like coughs, colds and aches. Inside an emergency room, they can respond to these issues quickly.
We’re also campaigning for the NHS to use community pharmacies to provide a common ailment service. And for the NHS to put pharmacists forward as an option for local urgent and emergency care.