Pharmacies: Funding — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:06 pm on 2nd March 2016.

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Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative 3:06 pm, 2nd March 2016

My Lords, the Government’s plans will squeeze all pharmacies, resulting in the closure of the least-viable ones—which are often in the poorest districts where they cannot easily diversify. Why do the Government not undertake a means assessment to find out which pharmacies are essential? Closing pharmacies will put even greater pressure on overworked GPs.