Friday, 5 October 2012
Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford will visit Buchanhaven Pharmacy, Skelton
Street, Buchanhaven, Peterhead on Friday 5 October (today) at 1.00pm.
The visit has been arranged by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland to demonstrate how the pharmacy service works and why Scotland’s pharmacists are world-leaders.
Commenting ahead of the visit, Eilidh said:
“Pharmacists are frequently the first point of contact with the NHS for people who are unwell. Pharmacy also lies at the heart of how the NHS will evolve to meet the changing patient needs in Scotland.
“Whilst health is devolved to the Scottish Parliament there are a number of important issues that are still controlled by Westminster, such as preventing medicines shortages and making sure medicines are dispensed safely.
“But perhaps the most important aspect of health policy in relation to pharmacies has been the removal of prescription charges by the Scottish Government, benefitting over 8000 people in Banff & Buchan on low incomes.”