HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c602W
Sandra Gidley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for funding pharmacists to deliver medicines to the patient's door. [135846]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 1 November 2000]"Pharmacy in the Future—Implementing the National Health Service Plan", which was published on 12 September, sets out our programme for pharmacy in the National Health Service; copies are available in the Library. We shall be discussing with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee changes in the terms of service and distribution of the global sum for community pharmacy to establish minimum standards and promote and reward high-quality services. When parliamentary time permits, we will introduce legislation to allow a new form of agreement between the NHS, pharmacists and pharmacy owners.

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