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26 March 2024 - Pharmacy - Oral evidence

Committee Health and Social Care Committee
Inquiry Pharmacy

Tuesday 26 March 2024

Start times: 9:30am (private) 10:00am (public)

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Minister Andrea Leadsom to face MPs’ questions on the future of pharmacy

Minister Andrea Leadsom faces questions from MPs in the final evidence session of the pharmacy inquiry.

Questions are expected to focus on funding for community pharmacy given the government’s ambition to expand services and against evidence citing a real term cut of 30%.

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Private discussion
Inquiry Pharmacy
At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Pharmacy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Public Health, Start for Life and Primary Care) at Department of Health and Social Care
National Director for Primary Care and Community Services at NHS England
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England at NHS England

Other concerns raised during the inquiry that are likely to be covered include the impact of medicine shortages on patients and pharmacists, support for ‘Pharmacy First’ and in particular the need for consultation rooms. Questions may cover safe staffing levels in hospital pharmacy, and across the sector, plans to deploy Independent Prescribers from 2026, workforce challenges and training.


The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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