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a westminster imageOctober 19 2017

Community pharmacy is to be promoted to politicians in a special event being organised for Tuesday 21 November. 

PSNC says that pharmacy organisations are working together to promote the role of community pharmacy and winter pressures on the NHS. It will “highlight all that community pharmacies do to help patients and the NHS through the winter, to warn of the risks if this is lost, and to make the case for the further development of services.”

Detailed resources for use by both local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) and community pharmacy teams are being drawn up, with three strands of activity envisaged.

Social media will be used “to try to get as many people talking about community pharmacy as possible. We are working on a theme around ‘pharmacy winter’ and we will be encouraging community pharmacy teams to use their social media accounts to show the difference they are making in a single day.” PSNC is working on resources including template tweets and blogs.

Pharmacy teams are also being encouraged to engage with local councillors. “The current political focus on local commissioning means it is more important than ever to engage with local councillors, and the action day should provide a useful opportunity to do this,” said PSNC.

“We will be aiming to offer briefings to as many councillors as possible, and particularly those with an interest in health, inviting them to visit a community pharmacy to find out more about the services they are offering and their role throughout the winter months. If you would be interested in hosting a councillor visit at your pharmacy, please let your LPC know.”

The third strand to the day of activities will be a parliamentary reception offering MPs a chance to have a medicines check, along with a short briefing on community pharmacy. “LPCs are supporting this work by inviting their local MPs and, in some cases, sending representatives to the event.” Pharmacists wanting to invite their MP to the reception should coordinate with their LPC.

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