To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, published in April 2022, on pressures on the operation of community pharmacies.
26 May 2022
No assessment has been made. The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 2019-24 sets out the ambition for community pharmacy to be further integrated into the National Health Service, making better use of the clinical skills of pharmacists, provide more clinical services and provide treatment for minor illnesses. Negotiations with the Pharmaceutical Service Negotiating Committee on what community pharmacy will deliver in 2022/23 are ongoing and includes discussion on pressures on community pharmacies.