PSNC submits evidence to parliamentary inquiry
PSNC has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee’s recent inquiry into ‘The future of General Practice’.
The committee, chaired by former Health Secretary Jeremey Hunt MP, was interested in hearing from a range of stakeholders about what the Future of General Practice should look like. The committee is seeking to explore specific issues of General Practice including regional variation, workload, and the partnership model. The terms of reference also noted that the pandemic has substantially changed the ways in which many patients interact with their local practice.
PSNC’s evidence centred around what community pharmacy is currently doing to support our General Practice colleagues, and what more we can do in the future. We focused on how pharmacies supported patients throughout the pandemic as the only primary care access point offering healthcare advice on a walk-in basis. We also talked about how pharmacies help to relieve pressure on General Practice through the Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) as well as options for how this service may be expanded in the future.
We hope to publish our submission as soon as it is published by the committee.