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Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of pharmacy in England

Non-inquiry session

The Health and Social Care Committee has established and commissioned a politically impartial panel of experts to conduct an evaluation – independently of the Committee – of the Government’s commitments in different areas of healthcare policy. The Expert Panel will produce a report after each evaluation which will be sent to the Committee to review. The final report will include a CQC-style rating of the progress the Government has made against achieving its own commitments. The Expert Panel’s fifth evaluation will be of the progress the Government has made against its own commitments in the area of pharmacy.


The Expert Panel is chaired by Professor Dame Jane Dacre, and is comprised or core (i.e. permanent) members and subject specialists.


Core members of the Expert Panel are:


Professor Emma Cave

Anita Charlesworth;

Sir Robert Francis KC;

Sir David Pearson; and

Professor Stephen Peckham.


Pharmacy specialist members of the Expert Panel are:

Nadra Ahmed;

Mark Lyonette;

Dr Rima Makarem;

Dr Hamde Nazar;

Dr Raliat Onatade;

Dr Michael Twigg; and

Ellen Williams


An overview of the Expert Panel’s work is available here:


Further information on the Expert Panel is set out in the Health & Social Care Committee Special Report: Process for independent evaluation of progress on Government commitments (5 August 2020).



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The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 26 April 2023.

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