Chemist + Druggist is part of Informa PLC


This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction

NPA 'not ruled out' legal action against government

Pharmacy bodies are "waiting to see" what the government does before deciding the best course of action, according to NPA board member Mike Hewitson

EXCLUSIVE

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has not "ruled out" taking legal action against the government over cuts to pharmacy funding.

Leading pharmacy lawyers said last week that the sector could challenge the government's decision to slash pharmacy funding in England by 6% in the high court.

NPA board member Mike Hewitson told C+D yesterday (February 23) that pharmacy bodies are "waiting to see" how the government's plans progress before deciding on the best course of action.

"Discussions, at times, have touched on legal [issues]. As far as I’m aware, nothing has been ruled out by anybody," he said.

Mr Hewitson, who also sits on a Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) subcommittee, told C+D that the negotiator would be best-placed to take the lead on any legal action.

What the pharmacy bodies say

The NPA told C+D that it is “exploring legal avenues” as part of its campaign against the funding cuts.

PSNC said it took legal advice at the beginning of the year, but could not reveal more details.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) confirmed it has ruled out taking legal action against the cuts, and Pharmacy Voice declined to comment on the issue.

 

Do you think the sector should take legal action?

We want to hear your views, but please express them in the spirit of a constructive, professional debate. For more information about what this means, please click here to see our community principles and information

Related Content

Topics



Pharmacy Dispenser/ Technician
Bethnal Green North, London
Salary: Up to £30,000

Apply Now
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

CD007995

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Thank you for submitting your question. We will respond to you within 2 business days. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel