Pharmacy: Closures - Question to Department for Health and Social Care

Jared has asked ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the closure of community pharmacies.’

This was asked on 03/09/2018

Steve Brine responded with ‘There remains good access to community pharmacies with 88% of the population able to access their local pharmacy on foot within 20 minutes. To help maintain access to face-to-face National Health Service pharmaceutical services in areas with fewer pharmacies the Government introduced a Pharmacy Access Scheme (PHAS), under which pharmacies eligible for the scheme receive a ‘top-up’ payment, thus requiring them to make smaller efficiency savings than other non-PhAS pharmacies.’

This was received on 11/09/2018

Jared O'Mara