Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered am ar 5 Tachwedd 2018.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society to give pharmacists powers to switch patients to new medications without consulting their GPs in the event of drugs shortages after Brexit.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government has made no such assessment, although the National Health Service already utilises a range of flexibilities to enable patients to access medicines. We will continue to work with stakeholders as to how these flexibilities may be used further or whether we may need more.

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