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Pharmacy: Working Hours

Department of Health written question – answered on 28th October 2016.

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Photo of Rebecca Harris Rebecca Harris Conservative, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the supplementary hours worked by pharmacists on provision of pharmaceutical services in each NHS locality.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The community pharmacy in 2016/17 and beyond reforms announced on 20 October were considered in respect of the public sector equality duty, the family test and relevant duties of the Secretary of State under the National Health Service Act 2006. This included the impact on the provision of pharmaceutical services by community pharmacies including supplementary hours.

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