North Yorkshire pharmacies concerned at ending of national pandemic delivery service

The Pandemic Delivery Service, where community pharmacies have been paid by NHS England to deliver prescription medications to shielded patient groups, is due to end this Friday.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 2:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 2:36 pm
The pandemic delivery service is due to end on Friday (July 31).

Community Pharmacy North Yorkshire (CPNY) is concerned that the relatively short notice to end the service has not been communicated well to the general public, who may see the end of free deliveries as a pharmacy decision and not because the NHS is no longer funding the delivery service.

CPNY fully understands the move towards a new normal, but would like the Government to actively campaign to inform the public.

Charles Fox, owner of a number of Pharmacies in North Yorkshire, said: "We fully understand the government position but we hope they run a campaign to inform the public that it is them and not the Pharmacies who are stopping the Pandemic Delivery Service."

Community Pharmacy North Yorkshire represents all 152 NHS Community Pharmacies in the North Yorkshire and York area and deals with all pharmacy matters arising from any health and social care organisation.

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