Results 161–180 of 1618 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

Community Pharmacies (2 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: I was brought up on the outskirts of Leicester, so I am delighted to tell the hon. Gentleman that I have indeed been there. Giving all these clusters £25,000 of national health service money is not the best way to spend precious resources. In addition, the extra services that pharmacies will choose to provide, such as winter flu jabs and public health services, are commissioned...

Community Pharmacies (2 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: I need to make progress.

Community Pharmacies (2 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: I will continue to make some progress and then give way towards the end of my remarks. I do not want to downplay the impact of the change on the private businesses that own and operate the network. The pharmacy sector is a mixed economy with 70% of the market made up of multiples and chains and 30% owned by independents. It is hard to accurately predict the impact of the changes on those...

Community Pharmacies (2 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: When one takes into account the £112 million that we are spending on getting more pharmacists into GP practices, the right hon. Gentleman’s point is incorrect.

Community Pharmacies (2 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: I will give way to the hon. Lady in a moment. Finally, I want to talk about the work that we are doing to ensure that everyone in the country has access to a community pharmacy. We have developed a scheme with two components. First, all pharmacies that are more than 1 mile from another pharmacy will be eligible for additional funding, which will almost entirely mitigate the impact of the...

Community Pharmacies (2 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: The distinction is that a community pharmacy is part of a privately owned business that dispenses and is paid in that way. The ones that we are hiring into GP practices will leverage GP time and do medicine reviews, and I expect them to enable the pharmacy network in an area to work more cohesively. It is a welcome and, frankly, overdue step forward.

Community Pharmacies (2 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: I need to continue. Taken as a whole, I am confident that the three measures I have talked about for protecting access will ensure that everyone has access to a community pharmacy in much the same way as they do at present. The future for pharmacy is bright. The change we are implementing of a 7.4% efficiency requirement over two years is proportionate and will continue to orientate the...

Coeliac Disease and Prescriptions (1 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship Mr Bailey. I congratulate the hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones) on leading the charge on this subject. There is clearly consensus in the Chamber on the direction the Government should take. I will make a few points about where we are and what I think we need to do, and leave time for him to sum up.

Coeliac Disease and Prescriptions (1 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: Thank you, Mr Bailey. As the hon. Gentleman said, one in 100 people in the UK suffer from coeliac disease. Interestingly, I was not aware of it until a year ago, when I was tested for the disease—fortunately I was negative. It is a significant disease that benefits from early diagnosis, and the points made about diagnosis were valid. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition: gluten...

Coeliac Disease and Prescriptions (1 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: That is an interesting idea, which I will consider, but I am not briefed to talk about it. The position of most Members on this issue is very clear from the tone of this debate and the points being made, and we will respond to that.

Coeliac Disease and Prescriptions (1 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: First to my hon. Friend, and then to the hon. Lady.

Coeliac Disease and Prescriptions (1 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: I made the point earlier that one in 100 people suffer from coeliac disease, and that £28 million is not a huge amount of money in the context of the entire NHS. I am sure the hon. Lady’s arithmetic stands up to that, and those are fair points. If I may, I will set out the postcode lottery that has emerged. So far, 11 out of around 200 CCGs have ended all gluten-free prescriptions;...

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) and the hon. Member for Foyle on leading the charge—[Hon. Members: “Strangford!”] I beg your pardon; I meant the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon).

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: Don’t take it as a compliment. It has been a long day. It seems extraordinary, thinking about some of the subjects we debate, that it has been five years since we have debated this subject in the House of Commons. The debate has been such a pleasure, and I am sure that hon. Members here will see to it that it is not five years before we debate it again. An objective of having a debate...

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: Maybe it was. The hon. Lady also talked about the delays to the start of her treatment and the one-year delay before she got the right drugs, which have been so transformative for her. That is an impressive story. The hon. Lady also talked about the concerns about the consequences of Brexit. The Government have made it clear that, whatever version of Brexit we end up with, science research...

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his intervention. The fourth division of the Liverpool Shipping league is probably a higher division than I played in during my very short football career. Due to the time, I will not refer to every speech. The Scottish National party spokesman, the hon. Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk (Martyn Day), talked about what Scotland is doing on managing...

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: I thank the hon. Gentleman for those words. It occurs to me that I have to give the hon. Member for Strangford time to say a few words at the end. I will write to Members about the various specifics that have been raised. I will now sit down and allow him half a minute or so. I apologise for there being so little time.

Community Pharmacy in 2016-17 and Beyond (20 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: Frankly, a lot of that was scaremongering, which does not help what we are doing here and does not help with some of the difficult decisions we have had to make. Those difficult decisions are directed at modernising the service, bringing it up to date, making it much more dynamic in terms of added value and less static in terms of dispensing and all that goes with that. I will answer some of...

Community Pharmacy in 2016-17 and Beyond (20 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: The answer to that question is, I do not know. It is possible that none will close. I do not believe that 3,000 will close. However, I would say this. The average operating margin that the pharmacy makes on the numbers that I quoted earlier is 15%. That is after salaries and rent. The cuts that we are making, or the efficiencies that we are asking for, are significantly lower than that. Of...

Community Pharmacy in 2016-17 and Beyond (20 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: I do recognise that. My right hon. Friend made the point that the network is well spaced and that rural areas are protected. I would also make the point that, as I said in my statement, we are recruiting a further 1,500 pharmacists into the GP network. They will also play a big part in that integration.


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