Results 1–20 of 888 for pharmacy in the 'Written Answers'

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (6 Nov 2018)

Steve Brine: ...influenza vaccine (QIV). National Health Service guidance states that GP practices are not to use TIV vaccine as part of the NHS programme for 2018/19. NHS England wrote to GPs and community pharmacies in early February 2018 asking them to review all orders for the 2018/19 season and ensure these were in line with recommended vaccines. For 2018/19, new recommendations were made about...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (6 Nov 2018)

Steve Brine: .../flu-vaccination-progr amme-delivery-guidance-2018-19/ To ensure equitable access across the UK, deliveries of this vaccine are being phased between September and November. General practices and pharmacies were informed of the phased deliveries in April 2018 and given confirmed delivery dates in August. The supply to date has been on schedule. With appropriate planning, all eligible...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society to give pharmacists powers to switch patients to new medications without consulting their GPs in the event of drugs shortages after Brexit.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy (1 Nov 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign on (a) promoting the expertise of pharmacists and (b) reducing preventable emergency admissions to hospital.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: South Shields (31 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...enable adequate supply of the aTIV to be available in 2018-19, deliveries have had to be phased across three months; 40% in September, 20% in October and 40% in November. All general practice and pharmacies in the United Kingdom will have the delivery of their orders by 17 November. This is a specific arrangement for 2018-19 to allow effective supply of the vaccine.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (31 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...are supplied centrally by Public Health England. There have not been delays to the provision of these vaccines to providers of the children’s flu programme in 2018. General practices and community pharmacies are responsible for procuring and ordering the seasonal flu vaccines for their eligible population. The adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV) is the recommended vaccine for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy: Storage (31 Oct 2018)

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to build pharmaceutical cold storage facilities in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Vaccination (30 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: General practices (GPs) and pharmacies are responsible for procuring seasonal flu vaccines and pneumococcal vaccine (PPV) for eligible adults aged 18 years and over directly from the manufacturers/suppliers for the populations they serve. Delivery dates for the flu vaccines are arranged directly between the supplier and the practice. The adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV) is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (30 Oct 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle shortages of aTIV, the recommended flu vaccine for over-65s at (a) GP practices, (b) pharmacies and (c) other health service providers.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (30 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...influenza vaccine. Deliveries of the vaccine are being phased between September and November. By mid-November we expect that all doses will be delivered to general practitioner practices, pharmacies and other providers.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Costs (29 Oct 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the average costs to the public purse of dispensing a prescription item from an internet pharmacy are lower than such costs of dispensing a prescription item from a High Street pharmacy.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Costs (29 Oct 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the costs to the public purse are of dispensing a prescription item in (a) a pharmacy which dispensed an average number of prescription items in the latest period for which figures are available, (b) a pharmacy which dispensed the highest number of prescription items in the latest period for which figures are available and (c) a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Buprenorphine (29 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: The increased purchase price of buprenorphine is reflected in the reimbursement price paid to pharmacies, to ensure that supplies remain available to patients. The market for buprenorphine has generally been competitive and we expect the supply situation to improve over the coming weeks which is likely to result in an increasingly competitive market. The Department continues to monitor this...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (29 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: To enable adequate supply of the adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine to be available in 2018-19, deliveries have had to be phased. All general practices and pharmacies in the United Kingdom will have the delivery of their orders phased across three months; 40% in September, 20% in October and 40% in November. This is a specific arrangement for 2018-19 to allow effective supply of the vaccine.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (25 Oct 2018)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who are entitled to a free flu vaccination are aware that the vaccination can be obtained from pharmacies as well as from GP surgeries; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Synthetic Cannabinoids (24 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: ...;s Bill on substance testing in prisons. This legislation will simplify and strengthen the drug testing framework, allowing us to test for all psychoactive substances, as well as prescription-only and pharmacy medicines, helping to identify where they are being abused.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Buprenorphine (23 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...sufficient to meet the usual UK requirements for this drug. The Department continues to monitor this very closely. The increased purchase price is reflected in the reimbursement price paid to pharmacies, to ensure that supplies remain available to patients. The market for buprenorphine has generally been competitive and we expect the supply situation to improve over the coming weeks...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (18 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...the United Kingdom will be phased. The start of the influenza season varies each year, usually from December onwards. Overall 7.9 million doses have been ordered in England (general practice and pharmacy total) so there is enough vaccine in the system to meet anticipated demand.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (17 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...to National Health Service patients using the FP10 prescription form. There are various other routes in which such medication can be supplied to a patient from the NHS including from community pharmacies via voucher schemes and a direct supply to patients from a Patient Group Direction. The following table provides the Net Ingredient Cost (NIC) of smoking cessation medication where they...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Patients: Safety (17 Oct 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...service 15 0 15 Community and general dental service 1 0 1 Community Nursing, medical and therapy service (incl. community hospital) 312 57 369 Community optometry / optician services 0 0 0 Community pharmacy 0 0 0 General practice 4 0 4 Learning disabilities service 87 2 89 Mental health service 5,754 239 5,993 Total 11,954 444 12,398


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