Nearly 1M people a week consult pharmacist because they can’t see GP as surgery wait lists hit 4.3M


Soaring numbers of patients are turning to pharmacists for help after failing to get a GP appointment, while waiting lists for people awaiting invasive surgery could triple by 2030 amid rising concerns the UK is heading for a ‘population health crisis’.

On average, 865,000 people per week consulted with a pharmacist this year, compared to 600,000 in 2020 – a rise of 44 per cent.

The latest figures from the Pharmacy Advice Audit, commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee…



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