Announcement from David Mowat in Parliament: in full
The following announcements about community pharmacy funding and future strategic direction may be worth reading:
Statement from Department of Health
The Governmentâ€™s ambition is to â€œmodernise the community pharmacy sector and make the most of pharmacistsâ€™ skills in all health care settings, including GP surgeries and care homes, to provide the highest level of care to patientsâ€, said the Department of Health.
Read about the Governmentâ€™s plans here: â€˜New plans to modernise community pharmaciesâ€™ (20 October).
The plans to modernise community pharmacies, will ensure a better quality service for patients and relieve pressures in other parts of the NHS says the DH.
Written version of statement in House of Commons and responses from MPs
Health minister David Mowat outlined the Governmentâ€™s plans for community pharmacy in England in a statement made in the House of Commons on 20 October.
Read the statement (from Hansard) and comments from the MPs present in Parliament here.
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