Malcolm Harrison, the Chief Executive of the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA), appeared before the Health and Social Care Select Committee on Tuesday 21st November.
The Committee held the first of their oral evidence sessions as part of their ongoing inquiry into pharmacy. The session focused on a range of topics pertaining to community pharmacy including the current funding model, workforce, commissioning and ICSs, hub and spoke and medicines supply.
Malcolm’s comments to the Committee were covered by a range of national news titles:
- The Telegraph reported on Malcolm’s comments on the impact of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme.
- The Independent reported on Malcolm’s comments on the need for a fundamental review of how medicines are sourced, NHS workload and the contractual framework
- The Express highlighted the CCA’s prospectus findings – that 42m GP appointments per year could be freed up by pharmacies in England.
You can read the CCA’s written submission to the inquiry here.