Political Lobby

The DDA has launched its 2015 Elections Rural Practice Manifesto. This calls on Government to allow rural dispensing practices to improve their care by ensuring they all have:

  • access to superfast broadband
  • access to the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), which is not currently available for dispensing practices
  • district and social services teams based in rural practices, not miles away in the nearest town
  • community pharmacists as part of the practice team, helping to manage chronic diseases and medicines optimisation.

The full 2015 Elections Rural Practice Manifesto can be read here.

Before the elections in May, the DDA was actively lobbying to improve the environment for dispensing practices. Practices and their patients can help us by writing to their MP or other local representative and advice for this is available here.

Rural Practice Manifesto Toolkit
To help you, the DDA has created a Rural Practice Manifesto Toolkit, which contains ideas and template letters for your practice websites and for your patients. Please help us to help you  by using these resources in your local level lobbying. Please click here to access the Toolkit resources.

DDA Parliamentary Briefing Papers

The DDA also publishes parliamentary briefing papers for politicians based in England, Wales and Scotland.

Please click on the relevant links to access the DDA’s parliamentary briefing papers for viewing on the web (low res version) and for downloading for local lobbying purposes (hi resolution version)

England

Feb 2017: hi res version; low res version

May 2016: hi res version; low res version

September 2015: hi res version; low res version

May 2015: hi res version; low res version

February 2015: hi res versionlow res version

October 2014: low res version

June 2014: hi res version; low res version

Jan 2014: hi res version; low res version

Scotland

August 2016: hi res version; low res version

April 2016: hi res version; low res version

May 2015: hi res version; low res version

February 2015: low res version

November 2014: hi res versionlow res version

June 2014: hi res version; low res version

Jan 2014: hi res version; low res version

Wales

July 2016: Hi res version; low res version

March 2016: hi res version; low res version

May 2015: hi res version; low res version

March 2015: hi res versionlow res version

December 2014: hi res versionlow res version

March 2014: hi res version; low res version

 

 

 

 

 

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