As part of the Save Our Pharmacies campaign, a petition calling on the UK government to provide immediate, fair, and sustained funding to safeguard NHS pharmacy services and ensure local pharmacies have a future has gained significant support since its launch.
Note: This article was originally published on March 28th, when the petition had 34,000 signatures, and has been edited to reflect new information.
Published on March 8, the petition has already amassed more than 52,000 signatures in just three weeks.
Backed by a coalition of pharmacy organisations (which includes the AIMp, NPA, CCA and PSNC), the initiative has warned that “our local NHS pharmacies are on the brink of collapse,” and that “without fair funding from the Government, many more pharmacies will be forced to close.
You can support the campaign by signing the petition, or visiting the Save Our Pharmacies website to view their free resources for pharmacy teams and the public.