Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Coventry North East, Russell Field, went to visit Nisha, the Pharmacist at Stoney Stanton Pharmacy, on Thursday 1st June 2017 to discuss the effect of the Conservative government's cuts to pharmacy services.
Russell said, "I thought the Tories had said they would not cut the NHS and were putting more money in. In fact, they are cutting £200m from the pharmacy budget, disguised as "efficiency savings", hitting all pharmacies that are within a mile of another one. Which means leafy Tory shire seats won't be affected but in densely-populated areas with lower life expectancy levels, such as Foleshill, the cuts will hit hard.
"Good pharmacy services are essential, not only in Foleshill but the whole of Coventry North East. It helps keep the pressure off GPs as well as other frontline services such as the City of Coventry Walk-in Centre and University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire A&E."
The Lib Dems are proposing to put 1p on income tax to put an extra £6bn into the NHS to boost services and end Tory cuts.