Results 81–100 of 1797 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:David Mowat

Delegated Legislation: Defibrillators in Public Areas (16 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: I can do many things, but I cannot answer for the Prime Minister. I think I am right in saying that those people met the Secretary of State a couple of years ago. Perhaps when we meet, however, they can start at the bottom end of the food chain before working their way upwards. When the Government invest in any aspect of health, whether it be cancer drugs or access to GPs, efficacy and...

Petition - Boat Moorings on the River Avon: A&E Provision: Shropshire and Mid-Wales (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: In the few minutes available I shall give the House a recap, describing the process that we have undergone, the impasse that we have reached, and what it has been suggested we do to bring about a decision. I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) that it is important for us to make that decision and to get it right. The provision of better A&E...

Petition - Boat Moorings on the River Avon: A&E Provision: Shropshire and Mid-Wales (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: Sorry, an editorial in the Shropshire Star—it is not a newspaper I read—made the point that we now need to get this right; we need to make a decision and to stick by it. I think everybody in the Chamber would agree with that, with the caveat that in the end it has to be a local decision. There are very real battle lines here; I think my hon. Friend the Member for Telford met the...

Petition - Boat Moorings on the River Avon: A&E Provision: Shropshire and Mid-Wales (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: I have been advised that the timescale is in the order of eight to 12 weeks, but it remains a local decision. That is what we hope and expect to be the case. In finalising my comments, I want to make a couple of observations.

Petition - Boat Moorings on the River Avon: A&E Provision: Shropshire and Mid-Wales (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: I am happy to agree to that, although I should have said at the start of my remarks that in the normal course of events this debate would have been answered by my ministerial colleague, my hon. Friend the Member for Ludlow (Mr Dunne), as he is the Minister with this responsibility, although he is not independent on this so it is appropriate that I answer for the Government. Once the decision...

Pharmacies and Integrated Healthcare: England — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for St Albans (Mrs Main) on leading the charge on what we all agree is an important subject. We have heard some very useful speeches, although I would make the point in passing that the subject is apparently so important to the Opposition that there have been no speeches from their Back...

Pharmacies and Integrated Healthcare: England — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: What we are not reducing is the amount of money available for services, as opposed to dispensing. Some pharmacies use part of their dispensing money to provide services on a discretionary and ad hoc basis, but I make this point again: overpaying for dispensing is not a good vehicle for getting more and better services. I want to talk about some of what is already happening. We have heard...

Pharmacies and Integrated Healthcare: England — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: Yes. Throughout the country, the number is far more than £5 million—

Pharmacies and Integrated Healthcare: England — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: If I may answer the previous intervention, I will certainly give way again. I have talked about medicine optimisation and pharmacies doing reviews, in particular in people’s homes, for example, and they are part of that solution. Pharmacists in GP surgeries are part of the solution too, and a way of achieving that—as I said earlier, I do not agree that that is an irrelevancy.

Pharmacies and Integrated Healthcare: England — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: I completely agree. Pharmacists have a big role to play in saving money, and medicines optimisation is very important in that. NHS England has established an integration fund, which will provide £42 million—a significant amount, even in the context of the rebalancing that has occurred—of seed money between now and the end of the next financial year to address just those sorts...

Pharmacies and Integrated Healthcare: England — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: That is of course a valid concern. We are trying to make progress on having GP services open for much longer than they have been historically, including weekend opening. Several colleagues have made the point—the Murray review also addressed this—that there is occasionally a barrier between the attitudes of some GPs and what can be done by pharmacists. That is true. We must be...

Pharmacies and Integrated Healthcare: England — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (11 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: They are different, but my point was somewhat different: optimising the use of the pharmacist profession could facilitate the breaking down of barriers and some of the care home activities that have to happen. I will leave a couple of minutes for my hon. Friend the Member for St Albans to respond, so I will not talk in detail about the value for money aspect, other than to repeat the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Pharmacies (20 Dec 2016)

David Mowat: NHS England has a range of initiatives for waste and medicine cost reduction. We estimate that there is a prize of up £150 million a year to be realised across the system on waste. Community pharmacies have a significant role to play in that, partly through their existing duty to review prescriptions when repeat dispensing and partly through the separately commissioned medicine use reviews.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Pharmacies (20 Dec 2016)

David Mowat: The impact assessment set out an upper range, which we do not believe represents an accurate reflection of what will happen. The facts of the matter are that we need our community pharmacy network to move towards services and away from dispensing. Paying every community pharmacy in the country, or 91% of them, £25,000 just for having an establishment does not achieve—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Pharmacies (20 Dec 2016)

David Mowat: The Minister has finished.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Pharmacies (20 Dec 2016)

David Mowat: My right hon. Friend is right; CCGs are variable in the extent to which they commission pharmacy services. However, we have set out the minor ailments scheme, it will be rolled out nationally by April 2018 and we expect every CCG to take a part in it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Pharmacies (20 Dec 2016)

David Mowat: The right hon. Gentleman rightly says that we must change the contract to move away from 90% of the income coming from dispensing. Far more must come from services, which are separately commissioned by CCGs and others. The Murray review, which he will be aware of from his work on the all-party group, sets out a road map for that, and NHS England is determined to implement it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Pharmacies (20 Dec 2016)

David Mowat: My hon. Friend raises an important point, and he is right to say that we must move the community pharmacy network away from just dispensing and into services, which will include minor ailments and repeat prescriptions. I will be encouraging CCGs to do that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Pharmacies (20 Dec 2016)

David Mowat: I have mentioned on previous occasions that Scotland has, in some respects, gone further and faster than we have in England so far on community pharmacies. The £300 million that we have set aside in the integration fund for the rest of this Parliament is going to be used to do just the things that the hon. Gentleman has mentioned, in terms of minor ailments and repeat prescriptions. We...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Pharmacies (20 Dec 2016)

David Mowat: I have met the royal college of pharmacies on a number of occasions, and indeed it has worked with us on the Murray review, which is an essential road map that sets out how we are going to move the community pharmacy network away from a remuneration model based just on dispensing and on to services as well. I agree with the hon. Lady that the 11,000 community pharmacies across the country all...


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