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Closure of community pharmacies in deprived areas will increase GP consultations, says report

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2911 (Published 23 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2911
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

More than one in four people who would usually seek advice on common ailments from their local pharmacy would make an appointment with their GP surgery instead if the pharmacy closed, says a report exploring the potential impact of government funding cuts that are likely to result in pharmacy closures.1

The authors said that a nationally representative survey …

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