MEP hails pharmacy service during visit

Richard Corbett MEP with Dunnington pharmacist Elliot Goran, left.
Richard Corbett MEP with Dunnington pharmacist Elliot Goran, left.

Richard Corbett, MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, recently paid a visit to a pharmacy in the Pocklington area.

Mr Corbett visited ‘the community asset’ Dunnington Pharmacy earlier this month.

During the visit, Mr Corbett had a tour of the pharmacy and saw all the different aspects to dispensing, compliance aids and interactions with the nursing homes that they serve.

He also witnessed some examples of best practice plus the care and support that is provided for the community.

Elliot Goran, the Pharmacist at Dunnington Pharmacy said: “We are more than a great value dispensing service. We provide health information, advice and interventions. We do far more and the general public recognise and value it.

“We are a trusted and very accessible part of primary care. Community pharmacies are the closest point of access for many patients and build a strong relationship with their regular patients and the wider community.”

Mr Corbett said: “I’ve been impressed by the central role of pharmacies, not only as a crucial health service for local populations, but as a hub for community activities of all kinds. The threatened cuts will inflict real damage on these vital community resources. And worse still, they are false savings.”