Pharmacy Integration Fund:Written question - 147482

Q
Asked by Julie Cooper
(Burnley)
Asked on: 23 May 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Pharmacy Integration Fund
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funds have been appropriated from the Pharmacy Integration Fund, in each year on (a) schemes to support pharmacists working in GP surgeries, (b) schemes to support community pharmacies to become better integrated with the NHS and (c) deferring the cost of (i) other parts of the NHS and (ii) wider Government expenditure.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 08 June 2018

The Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) programme of work started in 2016/17. From the PHIF, funding for schemes to support pharmacists working in general practitioner surgeries was £0 in 2016/17 with £5 million allocated in both 2017/18 and 2018/19. In 2016/17, £210,000 was allocated to schemes to support community pharmacies to become better integrated with the National Health Service, with a further estimated spend of £2,140,000 in 2017/18 and £2.5 million allocated for 2018/19. These figures do not however include funding for a wide range of Health Education England training schemes, including for community pharmacy staff which is additional.

In 2016/17, £1,784,000 and an estimated £21,799,630 in 2017/18 was appropriated from the PhIF to support other parts of the NHS.

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