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Michael Criticises Prime Minister Over Pharmacy Comments

Speaking to Pharmacy Business online, this week Michael criticised the Prime Minister over her recent remarks on pharmacies.

During Prime Minister's Questions, in response to a question on pharmacies Theresa May claimed that more has been spent on community pharmacies in recent years by the Government. 

In response, Michael commented:

"Theresa May’s comments show once again how the Government are wilfully oblivious to the reality of the crisis facing the NHS on their watch. 

"The Prime Minister says spending on community pharmacies has risen, but the reality is cuts of £113m for this financial year and a further £95m in 2017-18.

"The Government has previously admitted to not having the faintest idea how many pharmacies will close and whether these will be in areas of closer proximity or not.

"Ministers are equally clueless as to the downstream costs to other aspects of the NHS as reduced access to community pharmacies will see even more pressure on our already overstretched GP surgeries and A&Es."

You can read the full article on the Prime Minister's comments by Pharmacy Business here

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