MP praise for role of community pharmacists

MP praise for role of community pharmacists

Carla Lockhart MP with lead pharmacist, Oliver and Director at Gordon’s Chemist John Clark (visit last year)

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DUP MP Carla Lockhart has commended the work of local community Pharmacists, as the UK marks ‘Ask a Pharmacist Week 2021’.

Carla Lockhart said:

“The role of community pharmacists is invaluable. Certainly, in the last 18 months, we have once again seen their commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community with the key role they have played in administering the vaccine programme. Without the support of pharmacists, we would not have had such a speedy roll out, accessible to so many people in their own community.

"On a regular basis I get contacted by those unable to get an appointment with their GP. It is worth remembering that a community pharmacist may be a good place to go and seek advice for minor ailments. This service provided by pharmacists helps alleviate pressures elsewhere in the health service, freeing up time for those in need of GP or acute care.

"I want to place on record my thanks for the service provided by community pharmacists across Upper Bann. We are blessed to have so many friendly, enthusiastic and approachable community pharmacists and in ‘Ask a Pharmacist’ week it is right that we express appreciation for their work.”

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