Andrew Mitchell has paid a visit to Vesey Pharmacy to discuss Brexit and community pharmacy issues. Vesey Pharmacy has grown substantially since the current owners took the business on 8 years ago and it is now a local success story.
During the visit Andrew heard that the pharmacy has nearly 5000 patients and that the dispensary offers a free delivery service so that prescriptions can be delivered to patients directly. This service is particularly helpful for those with mobility difficulties.
Andrew discussed the impact of Brexit on local pharmacies and the work that the Government is doing to prepare for Brexit. Following the discussion, Andrew spoke directly to the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock. The Secretary of State and was able to reassure the pharmacists that the Government is making plans for each of the specific concerns that they had raised during the meeting.
Commenting, Andrew Mitchell MP said:
“I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit Vesey pharmacy, where I discussed the issues facing local pharmacies including Brexit and the Government’s preparations for a smooth transition. I have received assurances from the Department of Health and Social Care that it is working with its partners across Government, arm’s length bodies, local authorities, industry and the wider health and care system to ensure that all relevant parties are prepared for exiting the European Union. The quality and safety of patient care remains of paramount importance to me and all of us in Sutton Coldfield.”