DDA calls on government to reject change

The Dispensing Doctors' Association (DDA) is urging the government to make no change to pharmacy regulations.

Yesterday the DoH issued consultation ‘Pharmacy in England: Building on strengths – delivering the future — proposals for legislative change’.

It offers four options, including one for no change, with the DoH stating no preference.

A statement on the DDA website reads: ‘The DDA urges the government to support option 1 which maintains the status quo of allowing dispensing doctors to continue in their practice.

‘Emerging evidence indicates the strength of feeling among dispensing patients who oppose any reduction in the services they receive.

‘Some 3.51 million dispensing patients could be affected – many live in remote areas, are elderly or disabled, or would face difficulties in accessing the essential health services they need if dispensing practice were to disappear.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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