RPS releases general election manifesto: Key asks revealed

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy, has published its manifesto for the general election,
highlighting key issues facing the next government after the election on July 4.

Local candidates are urged to recognise and support the vital role pharmacists play in supporting people’s health.

The RPS teams are gearing up to influence government policy in various crucial areas. Their key asks include:

Ensuring Secure Patient Access to Medicines
Supporting a Better-Connected NHS
Enhancing Accessible Prescribing in Local Communities
Maximizing Health Improvement through Locally Accessible Pharmacy Teams
Supporting the Workforce to Deliver Patient Care
Unlocking the Potential of New Advances in Medicines
Supporting the UK’s Global Position in Science and Research
Acknowledging the efforts of pharmacists and their teams, Professor Claire Anderson, President of the RPS, noted that they are “working incredibly hard to
maintain patient access to care amid workforce challenges, medicines shortages and financial pressures.”