AM and MP Visits

 Darren Millar sees the changing face of pharmacy in North Wales
On 20 January Clwyd West AM Darren Millar visited the Boots Pharmacy in North Wales Business Park, Abergele to discuss the importance of using your local pharmacist and see the increasing range of services being offered there.
Commenting on the visit Darren Millar said: “In my role as a local Assembly Member and also as former spokesperson on health, I’ve always taken a keen interest in how pharmacy how pharmacies have developed and I was pleased to open this branch of Boots a few years ago. The community pharmacy sector is expanding all the time and is has changed in the ten years since I first became an Assembly Member. The community pharmacy now does flu jabs, smoking cessation services and a range of other health care helps that are making the health service relevant and accessible, and this Boots even does Meningitis B vaccinations. 
“With the Welsh Government currently negotiating a new contract for community pharmacists in Wales, I will be keeping a close eye to make sure that pharmacist skills are utilised to the maximum but that the network is also ready to meet the challenges of the future.
“This visit was a crucial opportunity to also see how information technology, independent pharmacist and repeat prescriptions services can be best utilised for the benefit of patients, and I will be raising both these issues in future meetings with Betsi Cadwaladr in order to maximise the role and value of pharmacists in our health service family.”
Speaking for Community Pharmacy Wales, Judy Henley said: “This is an exciting time for community pharmacy in North Wales. We are currently working with Welsh Government to look at what an expanded pharmacy contract could look like, and we are pleased Darren was able to see first hand the important steps being taken. He is right to say pharmacies can play an even bigger role in the health care of the future and we look forward to continuing to work with him as a powerful and consistent advocate of community pharmacy to make sure this happens.”

Photo caption: Darren Millar AM; Andrew Smith, Boots store manager at Abergele; and Judy Henley from Community Pharmacy Wales.

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