Pharmacy: Internet

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th July 2018.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to allow pharmacy payment processes to include internet-only dispensing models.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Through the community pharmacy contractual framework all pharmacies, including distance selling or online pharmacies, are funded to provide the same essential services. Some also elect to provide advanced services and locally commissioned enhanced services, if they meet relevant criteria. Funding is linked to the services a pharmacy provides, not the business model it operates.

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