I welcome the government’s decision to abandon plans to cut the community pharmacies budget by £170bn from next month – a proposal which could have seen one in four local pharmacies forced to close down.
Thousands of people across our city raised their concerns to me about these proposed cuts by signing my petition or filling out my survey. I’m glad these concerns have been listened to.
A big thank you to everyone who helped out on the campaign or told me their views about local pharmacy. Although the decision to drop these damaging cuts is welcome, I will continue to follow this issue and post any updates on the Save our Community Pharmacies – Clive Lewis MP campaign page.