Media Activity

2018 Press release

November 2018, Mike Penning MP visited Woodhall pharmacy in Hemel Hempstead to learn more about the national pharmacy NHS flu vaccination service and during the visit he met Jay Doshi, who is member of Lions Club of Enfield, the current pharmacy owner and pharmacist. Read more here

October 2018, Stephen McPartland MP visited Archer pharmacy in Stevenage to learn more about the national pharmacy NHS flu vaccination service and during the visit he met Mr Mandora the current pharmacy owner and Mr Irfan the new owner. Read more here


The PSNC held a busy briefing event in Parliament in July 2018. Hertfordshire LPC invited all of the Hertfordshire MP’s to attend. Mike Penning MP for Hemel Hempstead and Jack Robinson, research to Anne Main MP for St Albans attended. They heard about the role that community pharmacy can play in helping to support people with long-term conditions including the St Albans and Harpenden community pharmacy diabetes plus pilot. The PSNC have published the parliamentary event follow up.

Mark Prisk MP recently visited Bell Pharmacy in Sawbridgeworth to hear about the work that Pharmacist Doug Hinstridge and the team are doing to help residents in Sawbridgeworth and the surrounding area. Mark Prisk MP was invited following the announcement that the Government confirmed that only £20m of the £42m Pharmacy Integration Fund was due to be allocated due to NHS funding pressures. The Pharmacy Integration Fund was set up in October 2016. The fund was supposed to fund services that would take the pressure off other parts of the NHS and improve patient outcomes. Published in the Hertfordshire Mercury, here is the link.

2017 Press releases

Hertfordshire age UK published an article in age matters, Staying Well in Flu Season. Read more here


In the run up to the 2017 General Election we invited candidates from the various parties to  pledge their support for Community Pharmacies. During the many campaign visits they met with Pharmacists across Hertfordshire to hear how the pharmacist and their teams provide advice and support for local patients.

Robert Wakely, Labour candidate           Richard Harrington, Conservative

for Berkhamsted meets                              candidate for Watford meets

Dheran at HH Dickman                             Peeyush Bahl and his team at Lloyds




2016 Press releases

December 2016

Herts Mercury – Health concerns over Coca-Cola Truck visit – coca-cola-truck-angers-medical-professionals

November 2016

Welwyn Hatfield Times – 17th November – pharmacy-funding-uncertainty

The Comet – The Importance of Flu Jabs – Stephen McParland  – the-comet-stephen-mcpartland-flu-jab

Herts Advertiser – 10th November – Funding Cuts

Hemel Today – 10th November – Funding Cuts – Pharmacist reacts to cuts

Funding cuts to hit Upper Lea Valley Pharmacies – click here 

Funding cuts to hit Watford and Three Rivers Pharmacies – click here 

Welwyn Hatfield Times – 2nd November 2016  – grant-shapps-flu-jab

Hertfordshire Mercury – 2nd November – an-uncertain-future

October 2016