HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c593W
18. Mr. Anthony D. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to enhance the contribution community pharmacies make to the provision of health care. [135987]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Community pharmacy is an integral part of the NHS. Our pharmacy programme, supported by a new contractual framework aimed to be in place next April, sets out a strong, ambitious role for community pharmacy in providing high quality health care services, reducing inequalities and improving access and choice for patients.