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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Pharmacy Integration Fund more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current balance of the pharmacy integration fund is; and what initiatives have been supported by that fund since its inception. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 265429 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>NHS England and NHS Improvement are awaiting the completion of the annual audit of its accounts, therefore no final figure is currently available for the balance of the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF). The PhIF has supported a range of initiatives, including:</p><p>- Recruitment and training of pharmacists to support integrated urgent care services, offering patients and care staff direct access to clinical advice and care from pharmacists;</p><p>- Putting pharmacists and pharmacy technicians into the multi-disciplinary teams delivering enhanced health in care homes, to support medicines optimisation for people who live in care homes;</p><p>- The development of an urgent medicines supply service. This connects people who contact NHS 111 for urgent access to medicines with local community pharmacies who are able to dispense, and redirects demand out of general practitioner out of hours services, and/or accident and emergency departments;</p><p>- The piloting of a minor illness service, which enables people who contact NHS 111 to get urgent care and advice from a local community pharmacy for a range of common illness complaints; and</p><p>- Providing leadership training for the profession to support them to work effectively with their partners in the emerging integrated care systems, with a focus on delivering the range of benefits of medicines optimisation.</p><p>Further information can be found on NHS England’s website and accessed via the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/pharmacy/pharmacy-integration-fund/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/pharmacy/pharmacy-integration-fund/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:13:14.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:13:14.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy remove filter
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392
star this property label Biography information for Sir Kevin Barron remove filter
1128359
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Prescriptions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the average number of hours general practitioners spend on writing NHS prescriptions in England per week. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 257429 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The data requested is not collected or held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:16:55.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:16:55.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Kevin Barron remove filter
1128360
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Pharmacy: Expenditure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent on delivering the NHS England Stay Well Pharmacy campaign; and over what time period those funds were spent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 257430 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The most recent NHS England ‘Pharmacy Advice’ campaign - previously called the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign - ran between 4 February and 17 March 2019. We are informed by NHS England that the overall cost of running the advertising campaign was £2 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T14:35:07.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:35:07.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Kevin Barron remove filter
1128361
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Pharmacy: Medical Records more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the implementation costs and (b) potential benefits of community pharmacists having write access to NHS patient records. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 257431 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department has made no assessment of the implementation costs of providing write access to patient records. However, in future, our ambition is for pharmacists to play an even greater role within the National Health Service and we understand that write access to NHS patient records will support this.</p><p>Providing read and write access to general practitioner (GP) records for pharmacists is complex. In some areas medical records are already shared between professionals to support locally commissioned services. To develop a national solution Departmental officials, NHS England and NHS Digital have considered important issues such as technical requirements, data standards, patient consent and data security to provide write access. Work is progressing and during 2019 pilots will commence to test that digital transfer can successfully take place between community pharmacy and GP IT systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T14:31:47.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:31:47.63Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Kevin Barron remove filter
1128362
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Pharmacy: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated to (a) the Community Pharmacy Referral Scheme and (b) the Digital Illness Referral Service in each fiscal year since the programmes have been in operation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 257432 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>In December 2016, a new referral scheme to community pharmacy was initiated from NHS 111 to community pharmacy in response to urgent requests for medication. This has been running as a pilot with national coverage achieved by June 2017 with over 4,000 pharmacies now registered to deliver the service. This pilot is named as the NHS Urgent Medicines Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) within the community pharmacy contractual framework running until October 2019.</p><p>From December 2017, a further scheme started in the North East enabling the referral of patients from NHS 111 to community pharmacy for a community pharmacist consultation about minor illness symptoms. This pilot known as the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) was extended to Devon, London and the East Midlands from December 2018 and is continuing until October 2019. Over 2,000 pharmacies are registered to deliver the minor illness service.</p><p>Both schemes are funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund with the audited spend provided by NHS England as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>NUMSAS</p></td><td><p>DMIRS</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£9,600</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£1,190,401</p></td><td><p>£250,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The audited spend for 2018/19 is not yet available.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T14:21:51.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:21:51.603Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Kevin Barron remove filter
1110537
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Treatments: Prescription Drugs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the guidance entitled Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 242690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>We are informed by NHS England that in the period up to and including October 2018, spend on the 18 low priority medicines has fallen by £31.1 million from £133.6 million, compared to 2016/17. This represents a reduction of 23%.</p><p> </p><p>The volume of medicines prescribed reduced by 27% and the number of patients prescribed these medicines reduced by 32%.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, NHS England has worked with PrescQIPP and the NHS Business Services Authority to refine its assessment of the amount of money spent on over the counter medicines.</p><p> </p><p>In the 12 months to January 2019, the total National Health Service spend in England on over the counter medicines was £449.4 million. This was a saving on total spend of £25.9 million from the 12 months to January 2018, which was £475.3 million. This saving does not account for the potential impact to the NHS from a reduced number of general practitioner appointments, for which no assessment has been made.</p><p> </p><p>These savings will be reinvested into the NHS, ensuring patients can access high quality care now and in the future.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T12:55:04.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T12:55:04.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy remove filter
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1110538
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Treatments: Prescription Drugs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance published by NHS England, Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients that have been refused prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines by their GP since the publication of that guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 242691 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department has made no assessment of the number of patients refused prescriptions for over the counter medicines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T12:58:58.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T12:58:58.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Prescription Drugs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the saving to the NHS of reducing the number of prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 240507 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department has made no such assessment. From December 2017 to March 2018, NHS England carried out a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for minor, short-term health concerns, ‘Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: A consultation on guidance for CCGs’ which can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/over-the-counter-items-not-routinely-prescribed/" target="_blank">https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/over-the-counter-items-not-routinely-prescribed/</a></p><p> </p><p>At the end of March 2018, NHS England published guidance to enable savings of up to £100 million for frontline care each year by curbing prescriptions for ‘over the counter’ medicines. The guidance does not affect prescribing of over the counter items for longer term or more complex conditions, or where minor illnesses are symptomatic or a side effect of something more serious.</p><p> </p><p>We are informed by NHS England that in the 12 months to January 2019, the total National Health Service spend in England on over the counter items was £449.4 million. This was a saving on total spend of £25.9 million from the corresponding figure for the 12 months to January 2018, which was £475.3 million. This saving does not account for the potential impact to the NHS from a reduced number of general practitioner appointments, for which no assessment has been made.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:21:59.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:21:59.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Kevin Barron remove filter