Pharmacy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of enabling pharmacists to issue low-strength prescription drugs to reduce the workload for GPs.

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

The Department has made no assessment of the merits of enabling pharmacists to issue ‘low-strength’ prescription drugs to reduce the workload for general practitioners.

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