Early day motion 912

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That this House notes that GP services are being overloaded across the country with many patients unable to get appointments with a doctor for many days and sometimes weeks; further notes that A&E departments are also being overloaded, as patients increasingly resort to A&E departments to get basic medical treatment; further notes that qualified pharmacists have to undertake a four-year course of study to qualify and are qualified to treat and prescribe drugs for more minor ailments; believes that there is no substitute for the proper funding of the National Health Service in order to provide the health service the public expects and deserves; nonetheless further believes that pharmacists could play a much larger role in the direct treatment of minor ailments and thereby alleviate pressure on GP and A&E services; and therefore calls on the Government to undertaken an urgent study of A Manifesto for Community Pharmacy, a manifestso put together by pharmacists across the country, with a view to implementing their recommendations and demands as a matter of urgency.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.03.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 25.03.2015
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 24.03.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 24.03.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 25.03.2015
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 25.03.2015