Three new members join Health Bill review panel

Three new members have been appointed to the NHS Future Forum which will lead on the government's Health Bill listening exercise.

Community pharmacist Ash Soni is one of the new members of the Health Bill review panel
Community pharmacist Ash Soni is one of the new members of the Health Bill review panel

The DoH announced that community pharmacist Ash Soni, Dr Frank Atherton (a public health director at North Lancashire Teaching PCT), and Anthony McKeever (director of commissioning at Bedfordshire PCT) will join the other members on the forum.

The forum is chaired by former RCGP chairman Professor Steve Field.

The DoH announcement follows a letter sent by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) to Andrew Lansley and Professor Field calling for a pharmacy representative on the Panel.

But a DoH spokeswoman said the latest members have been announced after the main group because they have only just confirmed that they would like to take part. She said that no new members would be announced.

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