General Election 2024: Political parties’ manifestos for community pharmacy

As the general election campaign heats up, major political parties – including Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats – have released their
manifestos, detailing their plans and visions for the future of community pharmacy.

While the Conservative Party promises to expand Pharmacy First initiative, Labour pledges support for small businesses, with plans to overhaul the business
rates system.

The Liberal Democrats’ election manifesto commits to developing a fairer and more sustainable long-term funding model for pharmacies.

Announcing their plans recently, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated that they are investing in community care services to secure the future of the NHS and make
healthcare more accessible.

The Conservatives plan to fund these initiatives by cutting NHS managerial positions back to pre-pandemic levels and halving the government’s management
consultancy expenditure.