Kevin Barron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support greater collaboration between GP surgeries and community pharmacies to ensure the optimal usage of medicines at primary care level.
Kevin Barron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution of community pharmacies to building long term value in the health and social care system at the (a) local and (b) primary care level.
Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons independent community pharmacies and other primary healthcare providers are designated as a public authority for the purpose of General Data Protection Regulation.
Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funds have been appropriated from the Pharmacy Integration Fund, in each year on (a) schemes to support pharmacists working in GP surgeries, (b) schemes to support community pharmacies to become better integrated with the NHS and (c) deferring the cost of (i) other parts of the NHS and (ii) wider Government expenditure.
Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made on the financial effect of appointing a data protection officer on (a) independent community pharmacies and (b) other primary healthcare providers.
Julie Cooper: ...for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 20 December 2016, Official Report, how much of the £300 million pharmacy integration fund has been expended.
Julie Cooper: ...and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 20 December 2016, Official Report, what projects have been funded through the pharmacy integration fund to support improvements in (a) repeat prescriptions and (b) minor ailment services in England.
Kevin Barron: ..., pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136485, what recent assessment he has made of the level of uptake and adoption of technology for reducing inadvertent dispensing errors in (a) pharmacies and (b) acute settings.
Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...were sent to our target locations, GP practices, but there is also evidence that the toolkits were being used in the wider community setting with orders coming in from local councils, libraries and pharmacies. NHS England is at the early stage of planning a further Diabetes Prevention week in 2019. There were 6,694 completions of the Diabetes ‘Know Your Risk’ tool in Diabetes...
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. Smoking cessation drugs are classified under section British National Formulary (BNF) 4.10.2, Nicotine...
Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what projects have been supported by the 2016-18 budget of the Pharmacy Integration Fund.
Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...listed the pack size covers three months. The difference in pack sizes means that different prices are not necessarily directly comparable. Reimbursement prices are the amounts paid to community pharmacies for dispensed products against an NHS prescription. Reimbursement price for oral contraceptives (Word Document, 28.63 KB)
Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...the Government to reimburse for special medicinal products (also known as ‘specials’) dispensed in primary care in different ways such as considering quotes of suppliers and not reimbursing pharmacies at all if for example they have been provided the medicine by a central service. The Government is considering how to implement its powers in the 2017 Act and any proposals to...
Steve Brine: ...Service paid will be different. Both levothyroxine and liothyronine are unbranded generic medicines. For unbranded generic medicines, the Department encourages competition between suppliers to keep prices down. In primary care, community pharmacies are incentivised to source products at the lowest possible cost and in secondary care, competitive tenders ensure value-for-money to the NHS....
Steve Brine: ...not yet have a confirmed date for the revised FP10 (National Health Service prescription form) to be in circulation. The NHS Business Services Authority has undertaken research with patients and pharmacy staff to update and re-design the form. The final layout has yet to be agreed and NHS Digital is carrying out work in order to make corresponding changes to the Electronic Prescription Service.
Steve Brine: ...managed in general practice. Some people with allergies, and the parents or carers of children and young people with allergies, also buy over-the-counter medicines from community or high-street pharmacies. However, if there is diagnostic doubt or symptoms of a more severe disease, general practitioners often consider referral for a specialist opinion The National Institute for Health and...
Steve Brine: ..., Mylan, and are working closely with them to resolve the supply situation as quickly as possible. Supplies are currently available, although limited, and are being closely managed to ensure that pharmacies can obtain stock to fulfil prescriptions for patients.
Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of NHS stocks of EpiPens; and what steps he is taking to ensure pharmacies can meet demand for EpiPens.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the value of unused prescription drugs returned to pharmacies and NHS outlets for disposal in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to offer an advanced service for community pharmacies to provide weight management to tackle obesity.