After lunch at the White Hart, Sir George and some of the team looked in on Arkle Lodge - a nursing home in Overton.
"We also called in on the Cellar Door, the St Michael Hospice Shop and a greengrocer, before talking to Steve Budden who runs the pharmacy. We discussed the need to place the pharmacy service nearer to the centre of the NHS, and the new contract. While parts of it are welcomed - supplementary and repeat prescribing for example - the financial terms are pretty tough, with sharp reduction in what the chemists are paid for some drugs. I hope this will not undermine the viability of rural pharmacies."