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 David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 11:31 am, 20th October 2016

I have never said that Leicester has too many pharmacies. What I said in answer to the urgent question was that one road in Leicester—Loughborough Road, I think—has 12 pharmacies within half a mile, and that is quite hard to justify.

As for the right hon. Gentleman’s other point about diabetes and long-term conditions, I mentioned the King’s Fund work being done by Richard Murray and addressing long-term conditions is the sort of value-added service that pharmacies need to provide in future. The £42 million integration fund that we have set aside will enable that to happen.