‘I care deeply about the future of our community pharmacies,’ says Rishi Sunak

Responding to an MP’s question in the House of Commons, prime minister Rishi Sunak reiterated his deep concern for the future of UK community pharmacies,
stressing their commitment to enhancing the sector with an additional £645 million in funding through the Pharmacy First initiative.

At the recent Prime Minister’s Questions last Wednesday, Angela Richardson, the Conservative MP for Guildford, raised the issue of rising pharmacy closures,
revealing that Guildford recently lost two neighbouring pharmacies.

Highlighting that empowering local pharmacies is a key part of this government’s plan to cut waiting lists, she asked Sunak whether he would agree that it is
vital for residents to have access to “a good, efficient, and above all, local pharmacy.”

In response, Sunak said: “I care deeply about the future of our community pharmacies.”