Results 1–20 of 1148 for pharmacy in the 'Written Answers'

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy (8 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: The Government believes efficiencies can be made within community pharmacy without compromising the quality of services or public access to them. Following recent growth in the number of community pharmacies, 40% of pharmacies are now in clusters of three or more. In fact, two-fifths of pharmacies are within 10 minutes’ walk of at least two other pharmacies. As part of the community...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy: Greater Manchester (31 Oct 2017)

Steve Brine: Following the implementation of the reforms, access to pharmaceutical services remains good with 88% of the population within a 20 minutes’ walk of a community pharmacy. The number of community pharmacies remains similar to pre-December 2016 levels. In Greater Manchester there are currently 710 community pharmacies with 32 protected under the new Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) from the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy (11 Sep 2017)

Steve Brine: 40% of community pharmacies are in a cluster where there are three or more pharmacies within ten minutes’ walk. As part of community pharmacy reforms, we have introduced a Pharmacy Access Scheme to protect pharmacies in areas where there are fewer pharmacies and higher health needs, and to ensure no residents in areas will be left without good access to a community pharmacy.

Written Answers — Health: Pharmacy: Health Services (25 Feb 2009)

Andrew Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of pharmacy consultations which result in referral to other healthcare services; (2) what estimate he has made of the proportion of pharmacies which provide an influenza vaccination service; (3) what progress his Department has made towards applying world-class commissioning competencies to the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy (28 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: The Pharmacy Access Scheme will protect patient access in areas where there are fewer pharmacies with higher health needs, so that no area will be left without access to National Health Service community pharmaceutical services. Qualifying pharmacies will receive an additional payment, meaning those pharmacies will be protected from the full effect of the reduction in funding from December...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy: Finance (7 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: The Department applied the criteria for the Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) to all pharmacies in England and published a list of those it deemed eligible in 2016. There were 1,340 pharmacies on this list. NHS England reviewed, on application, pharmacies that believed there had been an error in drawing up that list; could demonstrate that a physical feature, such as a semi-permanent road block...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy (17 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: We know that 40% of pharmacies are in clusters of three or more meaning that two-fifths of pharmacies are within 10 minutes’ walk of two or more other pharmacies. But we also know that in many places there are far more than this. For example, on Loughborough Road in Leicester there are 12 pharmacies, all within 10 minutes’ walk of each other. Similarly on Clodeshall Road in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Chemists' Shops: Kingston upon Hull (22 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: The reforms to community pharmacy are about improving services for patients and the public and securing efficiencies and savings. Although it is possible that the closure of some pharmacies may result from the savings we need to make, that is not our aim. We are not able to assess which pharmacies may close because we do not know the financial viability of individual businesses or the extent...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy (6 Sep 2018)

Steve Brine: We are continuing to invest in the development of community pharmacy through the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF). This funding is being used to support the integration of pharmacy within the wider healthcare network and encourage a much greater use of community pharmacy as a first port of call for patients. The PhIF includes two pilot schemes, which direct patients seeking an urgent...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy: Hampstead and Kilburn (10 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: The Pharmacy Access Scheme was introduced from December 2016 to maintain access to National Health Service pharmaceutical services in areas where the pharmacy’s closure would have the greatest impact on patient access. To be eligible for the scheme pharmacies had to be more than one mile away from the next nearest pharmacy and not within the top 25% of pharmacies by dispensing volume....

Written Answers — Health: Pharmacy: Internet (14 May 2007)

Caroline Flint: The sale and supply of pharmacy and prescription only medicines for human use via the internet must be made in accordance with the Medicines Act 1968. There are approximately 12,684 registered retail pharmacies in Great Britain but not all will provide internet services. Registered pharmacies are not currently obliged to inform the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain if they provide...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy (22 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: Data is not collected centrally on the number of Healthy Living Pharmacies routinely. However, information on the number of Healthy Living Pharmacies is available for 2015 and 2016 following a survey carried out of Healthy Living Pharmacy Leads, by Public Health England. Details of the numbers are included in the table below. Number of Healthy Living Pharmacies in England and Hull Year...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy: Finance (1 Nov 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) will be paid for from the funding for the community pharmacy contractual framework. The PhAS will be an additional monthly payment, made to all small and medium sized pharmacies that are a mile or more from another pharmacy. The PhAS has been designed to capture the pharmacies that are most important for patient access, specifically those pharmacies where...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy: Negligence (22 Jul 2015)

Alistair Burt: The programme board for “rebalancing” medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation is tasked with examining the respective scope of legislation and regulation, and the interface between them, with a view to ensuring these are optimally designed to provide safety for users of pharmacy services, while facilitating and reducing the barriers to responsible development of practice,...

Written Answers — Health: Pharmacies (25 Mar 2003)

David Lammy: ...provision of pharmaceutical services in their area. This includes determining whether it is necessary or desirable to secure adequate provision of services by granting applications to open new NHS pharmacies. Additionally, the Health and Social Care Act 2001 empowers PCTs to devise contracts for local pharmaceutical services which address particular local needs, including access to a NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy: Closures (11 Sep 2018)

Steve Brine: There remains good access to community pharmacies with 88% of the population able to access their local pharmacy on foot within 20 minutes. To help maintain access to face-to-face National Health Service pharmaceutical services in areas with fewer pharmacies the Government introduced a Pharmacy Access Scheme (PHAS), under which pharmacies eligible for the scheme receive a ‘top-up’...

Written Answers — Health: Community Pharmacies (28 Apr 2003)

David Lammy: The tables give the available information on the number of pharmacies opening and closing for the six years to 31 March 2002. Such information for the constituency of Jarrow is not held centrally. Gateshead and South Tyneside health authority Year ending 31 March Number of NHS pharmacies opening Number of NHS pharmacies closing 1997 1 0 1998 0 0 1999 0 0 2000 1 0 ...

Written Answers — Health: Pharmacy Contracts (10 Mar 2005)

Rosie Winterton: The current essential small pharmacies scheme (ESPS) enables pharmacies dispensing fewer than 26,100 prescriptions per year and located more than 1 km from the next nearest pharmacy to receive financial support. This is currently £43,150 per year. There were 223 ESPS pharmacies in England as at 31 March 2004. National health service primary care trusts (PCTs) can in addition support, or...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: Pharmacy owners and superintendent pharmacists of bodies corporate are responsible for meeting the General Pharmaceutical Council’s standards for registered pharmacies and must decide how best to do so, including managing information to protect the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of patients and the public, within their pharmacies. There are a number of different ways in which...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy: Internet (22 Feb 2016)

Alistair Burt: All pharmacies should have a business continuity plan in place which covers not being able to provide a full or any service. NHS England, in conjunction with the General Pharmaceutical Council, worked urgently with Pharmacy 2 U once it became apparent that this pharmacy was failing to deliver its normal service over the Christmas period. They ensured that Pharmacy 2 U instigated several...


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