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The pharmacy inquiry will explore issues impacting different types of pharmacy, with a particular focus on community, primary care and hospital pharmacy services.


During a time of change and reorganisation across the health and care system, and following upheaval driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, the inquiry will assess the current status of pharmacy in England and consider what the future of pharmacy could look like. The inquiry will focus on addressing current challenges, particularly around the funding model, digital infrastructure and workforce recruitment, training and retention. Looking to the future, the inquiry will consider what innovations could have the biggest impact and what action needs to be taken now to ensure the potential of pharmacy is realised.


The Committee’s Independent Expert Panel completed a separate evaluation of Government commitments in the area of pharmacy earlier this year.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 6 July 2023.

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Past events

Tuesday 26 March 2024
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Pharmacy - Oral evidence 26 March 2024
  • Rt Hon Dame Andrea Leadsom MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Public Health, Start for Life and Primary Care) at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Dr Amanda Doyle OBE (National Director for Primary Care and Community Services at NHS England)
  • David Webb (Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England at NHS England)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Monday 19 February 2024
4:00pm Private
4:30pm Public
Pharmacy - Oral evidence 19 February 2024
  • Mike Dent (Director of Pharmacy Funding at Community Pharmacy England)
  • Janet Morrison (Chief Executive at Community Pharmacy England)
  • Helen Kirrane (Head of Policy, Campaigns and Mobilisation at Diabetes UK)
  • Dr Rick Greville (Director, Distribution and Supply at The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI))
  • Mark Samuels (CEO at British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA))
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 16 January 2024
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Pharmacy - Oral evidence 16 January 2024
  • Deborah Evans (Clinic Director and Superintendent Pharmacist at Remedi Health)
  • William Pett (Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research at Healthwatch England)
  • Mark Koziol (Chair at The Pharmacists' Defence Association)
  • Duncan Rudkin (Chief Executive and Registrar at General Pharmaceutical Council)
  • Nicola Stockmann (Vice President at Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 21 November 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Pharmacy - Oral evidence 21 November 2023
  • Jay Badenhorst (Vice Chair at National Pharmacy Association)
  • Dr Leyla Hannbeck (Chief Executive at Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies)
  • Malcolm Harrison (Chief Executive at Company Chemists' Association)
  • Dr Graham Stretch (President at Primary Care Pharmacy Association)
  • Dr James Davies (Director for England at Royal Pharmaceutical Society)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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