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. 
§ 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.