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Lords Committee to examine governance and accountability in the delivery of homecare medicines services

Monday 26 June 2023

On Wednesday 28 June, the House of Lords Public Services Committee will hear from NHS England representatives, including the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, and the National Homecare Medicines Committee in an evidence session that will focus on governance and procurement procedures and accountability of service providers across the delivery of homecare medicine services.

The session will start at 4.00pm and can be watched live or on demand at Parliament TV or in person in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster.

Giving evidence will be:

4.00pm

  • Joe Bassett, Chair of the National Homecare Medicines Committee and Assistant Director of Procurement - Pharmacy and Healthcare Services, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub;
  • Claire Foreman, Director of Medicines, Policy and Strategy, NHS England; and
  • David Webb, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, NHS England.

Questions will include:

  • What are the roles of NHS England; and the National Homecare Medicines Committee; as related to homecare medicines services. What is the relationship between your organisations?

  • How do you monitor the standards of homecare services? How can other interested parties do so?

  • Who is responsible for holding providers to account for the standards of the services provided to patients? What powers do you have, respectively, for doing so?

  • How are services procured? How much central coordination is there?

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