Representatives and members of the BPSA are out today campaigning and collecting petition signatures against the proposed cuts to the community pharmacy budget.
It has been projected that up to 3,000 pharmacies might be forced to close due to budget cuts being suggested by the Department of Health. These cuts are likely to affect the health of our most vulnerable, with access to a local pharmacy limited for many people. As future pharmacists, the BPSA believe that these cuts are likely to affect students, pre-registration trainees and newly qualified pharmacists the most, as the least qualified and experienced members of the profession.
We have joined forces with the National Pharmacy Association to campaign and collect signatures in 10 schools of Pharmacy, alongside a campaign in central London by the NPA, which is being undertaken outside Skipton House, the headquarters of the Department of Health.
Support your fellow students and sign the petition of you see one in your school. If there isn’t a campaign at your school, you can still sign the e-petition here.
After you have signed the petition, contact your local MP to express your concerns at the cuts that will affect the public, and us. We have prepared an email for you to copy and have full instructions here.