Dispensing Health Equality

Dispensing Health Equality examines the critical role community pharmacy is playing to support people’s health in some of England’s most deprived communities. Research commissioned for the paper shows that, if faced with a closure, more than one in four people (29%) who would normally seek advice first from their local pharmacy on common ailments would instead make an appointment with their GP practice. According to NHS research, this rises to as many as four in five people in areas of high deprivation

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