HDA UK Media And Political Bulletin – 13 December 2016

Health Select Committee to hear evidence on funding cuts

Chemist and Druggist, Annabelle Collins and Grace Lewis, 12 December 2016


The Health Service Committee will hear evidence from pharmacy bodies and health officials on the UK Government’s decision to cut pharmacy funding in England by £113 million from this month. PSNC confirmed that the conclusions of the upcoming independent review of community pharmacy services, conducted by King’s Fund director of policy Richard Murray, and due later this month, will also be considered in this session. The hearing, originally planned for today, was postponed to early next year so that the evidence is not constrained by the legal action launched by PSNC last week.


The news was also reported by Pharmacy Biz.


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HDA UK Media And Political Bulletin – 13 December 2016

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