Former pharmacy minister elected as Health and Social Care Committee chair

Steve Brine MP has been elected as Chair of the influential House of Commons Health & Social Care Committee. Mr Brine takes over from Jeremy Hunt MP who was recently appointed to be Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Mr Brine, Conservative MP for Winchester, was first elected in 2010 and was previously pharmacy minister under Theresa May, between June 2017 and 2019. Steve has been a huge supporter of community pharmacy throughout the years and has been an active member of the All-party Parliamentary Group for Pharmacy.

Zoe Long, PSNC’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, said:

‘’We are delighted to see a pharmacy advocate taking the helm of the committee. Steve has always been a vocal supporter of community pharmacy and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with him, as well as to engaging with other committee members. The committee has its work cut out given the many challenges facing the NHS, but we are delighted to see a pharmacy advocate taking the helm and will support their work in any way that we can.’’

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