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Legislation change to support patient access to medicines

We've joined together with the Royal College of General Practitioners, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, Community Pharmacy Wales, Community Pharmacy Scotland and British Medical Association to call on Matt Hancock MP to amend medicines legislation and enable all pharmacists to alter prescriptions to minimise the impact of medicine shortages on patient care.

Read our letter here
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The letter asks for pharmacists to be able to provide a different quantity, strength, formulation or generic version of the same medicine on a prescription, if it is in short supply. It also calls on the Government to work with stakeholders to implement the changes ahead of the end of the UK transition from the EU at the end of this year.

If you would like to read this letter in an alternative format, pleaseĀ get in touch.

Read our letter here