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Hertfordshire pharmacists warn: If you abuse us, you may lose us

Written by on 11/05/2020

Pharmacists across Hertfordshire today issued a plea to customers to use their pharmacies responsibly during the Coronavirus crisis.

Rachel Solanki Joint Chair of Community Pharmacy Herts has said: ” Be aware that we are there and we are doing the best that we can in unusual circumstances. We have had issues with people being a little unreasonable about the fact that we can’t get certain medicines.”

They’re asking people to only order medicines you really need – and order them in good time. Above all, they’re asking everyone to please be patient.

The statement comes as pharmacists across the county are experiencing a surge in demand for all their services which includes dispensing medicines and giving health advice to people who might otherwise have gone to their GP. 

The extra demand is at a time of major national disruption to the supply chain, shortages of certain medicines and staff absences due to self-isolation and restricted access to GP surgeries.