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HDA UK Media And Political Bulletin – 27 January 2017

Public spending hawk slams Hunt’s ‘clusters’ blunder

Chemist and Druggist, Thomas Cox, 26 January 2017

 

Meg Hillier, Labour and Co-operative MP, and chair of the Public Accounts Committee, criticised Hunt’s ‘simplistic comments’ about clustered pharmacies. This comment demonstrates the ongoing public debate on funding cuts. Chemist and Druggist have produced a short video explaining why the cuts remain a high priority item on the UK Government’s agenda and what the Public Accounts Committee is doing to tackle excessive drug pricing and oversubscribing in the NHS.

 

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Public spending hawk slams Hunt’s ‘clusters’ blunder

Chemist and Druggist, Thomas Cox, 26 January 2017

 

The chair of the government committee responsible for critiquing how the government spends public money has criticised Jeremy Hunt’s reference to “clustered” pharmacies.

 

Meg Hillier, Labour and Co-operative MP, and chair of the Public Accounts Committee, has criticised the health secretary for using “such simplistic comments” and “accusing pharmacies of clustering in certain areas”.

 

She visited superintendent pharmacist Raj Radia at his Spring Pharmacy in her constituency of Hackney South and Shoreditch, London earlier this month (January 13), where she spoke with C+D digital reporter Thomas Cox.

 

Watch the video to find out more on:

 

  • Why the funding cuts continue to be a hot topic for government
  • What the Public Accounts Committee is doing to tackle excessive drug pricing and oversubscribing in the NHS…
  • …and why pharmacists like Mr Radia have an important role in “making sure MPs are doing their job”
HDA UK Media And Political Bulletin – 27 January 2017

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