Local Pharmaceutical Committee
member Colin Vallance, who manages Phillips Chemists in Trimdon Village, Durham, said: "It is perfectly acceptable for any pharmacy to contact any patient to ask if they would like a prescription delivery service.
Public health staff at the county council are currently working with the local pharmaceutical committee
to plan and develop the expansion of the programme.
Organised by Gateshead and South Tyneside local pharmaceutical committee
and Sunderland local pharmaceutical committee
, the walk was aiming to raise money for mesothelioma research and awareness.
The cash was raised by the Local Pharmaceutical Committee
at their annual ball at the National Motor Cycle Museum.
The ride is part of a larger campaign to raise money organised by the Gateshead and South Tyneside Local Pharmaceutical Committee
and Sunderland Local Pharmaceutical Committee
, which are working together to raise money for Mesothelioma Research.
Gateshead and South Tyneside local pharmaceutical committee
faces increased demand over Christmas when chemists will be closed.
Participating pharmacists have successfully completed a training course designed by leading health organisations and have been accredited by the Warwickshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee
and the PCG Clinical Governance Team in order to ensure that the highest standards are met.
The Local Pharmaceutical Committee
is working with pharmacies and the British Lung Foundation to help people recognise the symptoms.
"It's another threat to an already beleaguered profession," said Martin Merriman, vice-chairman of the Northumberland Local Pharmaceutical Committee
The initiative has been developed by the health authority and the local pharmaceutical committee
How have your Local Pharmaceutical Committees
(LPCs) interacted with their Local Optical Committees (LOC) counterparts in the past?