Keith Ridge: community pharmacists doing â€œan amazing jobâ€
Englandâ€™s chief pharmaceutical officer has promised more help for community pharmacists caught in the grip of the Covid-19 crisis and praised pharmacies for doing â€œan amazing jobâ€.
Endorsing yesterdayâ€™s statement from GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin condemning the abuse directed at pharmacy teams, Dr Keith Ridge said on Twitter: â€œWeâ€™re developing more public facing communications and support to help community pharmacies asap. Community pharmacies are part of the NHS team and doing an amazing job.â€
Dr Ridge and NHS England director of primary care strategy and NHS contracts, Ed Waller, will be holding the first of fortnightly webinars on Covid-19 community pharmacy preparedness on Wednesday (March 25) between 7-8pm. Due to numbers, participants will be unable to speak but comments and questions can be submitted via the chat function. Connect shortly before it starts.