Lord Prior of Brampton: It would not be possible or practical to monitor how individuals choose to access medicines or services outside of the National Health Service or to assess the impact on that individual. Registered pharmacies that operate online and that may supply drugs for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are the responsibility of the General Pharmaceutical Council. We are aware that some local...
Michael Dugher: ...Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2016 to Question 42405, on what date his Department commenced work on the impact assessment on changes to the budget for community pharmacy in 2016-17.
David Mowat: ...Care Review Phase 1 report (November 2013) estimated that 20% of general practitioner consultations relate to minor ailments which could largely be dealt with by self-care and support from community pharmacies. The General Practice Forward View, published on 21 April 2016, states that current investment of £31 million to pilot 470 clinical pharmacists in over 700 practices is to be...
Virendra Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many visits there were to community pharmacies for minor ailments in (a) England and (b) each former strategic health authority area in each year since 2006.
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many coroners' reports in the last five years have cited over-prescribing by online pharmacies as a (a) cause and (b) contributory cause of death; and what action the Government has taken as a result of those reports.
Michael Dugher: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he took the decision to undertake an impact assessment for the purposes of the Public Sector Equality Duty of the changes to the budget for community pharmacy in 2016-17; and when work on that assessment commenced.
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to restrict the quantities of drugs which can be bought from online pharmacies.
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to review the health impact of prescribing from online pharmacies; and if he will make a statement.
Alistair Burt: ...to provide treatment for minor eye conditions if they feel that is necessary to meet local needs. Those concerned they may have a minor eye condition can visit their GP, optical practice or pharmacy.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the contribution of free delivery services for medicines from community pharmacies to the number of prescriptions which are successfully received.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which areas will be eligible for the proposed Pharmacy Access Scheme.
Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to improve local pharmacy dispensing arrangements; and if he will regularly review service levels.
Lord Prior of Brampton: In general, if the hospital pharmacy issues medicines to a ward or individual patient and those medicines remain in the organisation, either because they are not supplied on discharge or the patient dies, then the medicines would be returned to ward stock or the pharmacy and re-used. If the medicines had been brought in to the hospital by the patient and the patient is subsequently discharged...
George Freeman: There are no plans to commission either service at a national level. Those with a minor ailment may visit a pharmacy, walk in centre or practice nurse for treatment and those concerned they may have a minor eye condition can visit their general practitioner, optical practice or pharmacy. Services for minor ailments are commissioned by clinical commissioning groups who are also able to...
Nicholas Dakin: ...State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38720, if his Department will make an assessment of the likely effect on the free services currently being offered by community pharmacies of planned changes to funding.
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness in delivering medicines savings in the community of the not-dispensed scheme for community pharmacies proposed by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.
Jane Ellison: NHS England Specialist Pharmacy Services have to date not undertaken a comprehensive assessment of aseptic capacity to meet the future demands for chemotherapy provision in England. They are currently working closely with colleagues at the Department and NHS Improvement to support a number of regionally based reviews of aseptic capacity and to help trusts develop local and regional Hospital...
Imran Hussain: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of pharmacies which will potentially be affected financially by planned changes to funding in the Bradford District Care Trust area.
Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 15 April 2016 to Question 33132, when he plans to publish details of NHS support funding for community pharmacies under the Pharmacy Access Scheme.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources his Department has allocated to assessing the counter-proposal to the Government's plans for community pharmacy published by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee in April 2016.