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Pharmacy: Finance

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 92645, tabled on 22 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of NHS England on funding being made available in the next Comprehensive Spending Review to ensure the economic viability of independent pharmacies.

Answered on

9 October 2020

We are carefully considering the findings of the report on independent pharmacy in England and any implications for National Health Service arrangements under the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework. As part of the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review, funding for community pharmacy is being discussed, including with the Chief Executive Officer of the NHS in England.