38 Degrees | Pharmacies closed in EX25HG?

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The government’s planning big funding cuts which could close thousands of pharmacies before Christmas. [1] It’s splashed all over the news, but we’ve got a chance to stop it.

The government’s still making their final decision, and they’re due to make an official announcement soon. [2] That means that this weekend, they’ll be talking about how to put a stop to the negative headlines on pharmacy closures. A wave of public pressure before Monday could tip the balance and keep our pharmacies open.

If 100,000 of us add our names to the petition, we’ll send it to the government ministers on Monday morning. Please add your name now:  Sign the petition

Pharmacies put a healthcare expert on every high street in the country. They’re here for us when we need advice – like late on a Saturday night when your child’s cough is getting worse and you’re not sure what to do. And thousands of us rely on nearby pharmacies to make sure we’re never without the inhaler that could save our lives, or the daily medication that keeps us healthy.

38 Degrees members believe everyone should have access to medicine, no matter where you live or how much money you’ve got. That means making sure we’ve all got a pharmacy close enough to home that we can get to quickly when we’re worried.

If you want to stop pharmacy closures, please will you add your name to the petition now? Sign the petition

Thanks for being involved,

Amy, Holly, Laura and the 38 Degrees team

NOTES:
[1] BBC News: Pharmacy funding cuts ‘could force closures’:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37651250
[2] According to the BBC News article, the Department of Health said that they hadn’t yet made a final decision:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37651250

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