Whithorn Pharmacy joins #SaveOurPharmacies day of action amid NHS funding crisis

“Not improving our funding is not an option, if they want to continue to deliver anything like the level of patient care we have done in recent years,” he
emphasised as he prepares for the NPA’S Save Our Pharmacies Day of Action (June 20).

Over the past two years, McElrea has navigated crises stemming from NHS Scotland policies, particularly concerning medicines price inflation and delayed payments.

“The cost of medicines increased rapidly compared to inflation,” McElrea stated, noting NHS Scotland‘s slow response in adjusting tariff prices.

“This wiped out £50,000 of cash reserves and forced us into £30,000 of additional borrowings.”

Delayed payments further strained operations, with McElrea highlighting the impact of payments based on outdated pricing.