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UCA Press Release regarding Health Minister's Announcement

Community Pharmacy welcomes transformation of NI Health & Social Care system

The UCA welcomes the Health Minister’s announcement that he is to radically overhaul our Health & Social Care system.The need to transform has been recognised by all with the publication of Transforming your Care and everyone agreed it just needed to be delivered. Plans to underpin the transformation with dedicated funding is particularly welcome as this was a major flaw in Transforming your Care. The call for political consensus is refreshing and is the right approach to take to ensure transformation is delivered.

Killian Johnston, UCA President & ICP Pharmacist “Recognition that commissioners should work closely with local primary care practitioners is a validation of the sterling work undertaken by ICPs. Community pharmacy will continue to represent the profession in this arena working alongside GP colleagues in improving and developing health services in our localities.”

Notes to Editors

1. Ulster Chemists’ Association is the local trade and professional body representing the community and primary care pharmacy sector in Northern Ireland. Our mission is to promote and protect our members in community and within the wider primary care team in both their professional and business lives and to deliver effective leadership.

2. For more information please contact Adrienne Clugston on 028 9065 6576.


UCA President

Adrienne Clugston, Executive Committee & Membership

Kate McKittrick, Prescription Payment Support

Lindsey Jackson, General Enquiries

Mairead Conlon, Representation Pharmacist

Natalie Calder, Administrative Assistant

UCA Office

Ulster Chemists' Association
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102 Holywood Road

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