Community Pharmacy in 2016-17 and Beyond

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 20th October 2016.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Conservative, North East Bedfordshire 11:31 am, 20th October 2016

Bearing in mind my responsibility for the difficult equation that my hon. Friend has had to solve by coming to the House this morning, I should like to thank him and welcome his statement, which finally brings clarity to these long discussions. Will he repeat very clearly the Government’s absolute commitment to a strong community pharmacy network and to doing all they can to ensure that the NHS delivers on the essential commissioning of quality services? Looking ahead to the future, now that we have got past this, will he ensure that a good review of community pharmacy services is carried out, so that we can see what value they bring to the NHS? I am sure that, like me, he will find that sector extremely valuable to work with.