Boris Johnson last week visited McParland Pharmacy in Uxbrigde to learn how the sector can ease pressure on other NHS services.
Ms Hannbeck who invited Boris to visit the pharmacy discussed with him how community pharmacies can add to the government’s prevention agenda, with the right support and funding, they can do hypertension and atrial fibrillation, diabetes monitoring, and can [keep] people from misusing opioids.
Boris took great interest in the wide range of services offered by the pharmacy and discussed how many Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) referrals the pharmacy had completed and gave an update on the number of flu vaccinations it had administered.
Boris said “It was a real pleasure to meet Ms Hannbeck and Mr McParland to learn more about the important work of community pharmacies in helping to keep local people fit and healthy. We discussed how the pharmacy’s involvement in the consultation service has already benefitted a number of my constituents. This has helped relieve pressure on GPs and A&E departments, as well as giving people the treatment they need as quickly and as close to home as possible.”