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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-06026

The Role of Community Pharmacies in Scotland

Submitted by: Foysol Choudhury, Lothian, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Finlay Carson, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, Annie Wells

That the Parliament highlights what it sees as the role of community pharmacies in Scotland’s system of primary healthcare; understands that the Pharmacy First scheme allows people registered with a GP to gain advice and treatment for a range of minor illnesses from their pharmacist; encourages people to give consideration to their community pharmacy as their first port of call for minor ailments; believes that this could allow patients to be seen more quickly and effectively for minor ailments and take pressure off GP services, and expresses its thanks to community pharmacy workers for their hard work.