Written Question on Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board

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Date Title Questioner
6 Nov 2017, 11:38 a.m. Sue Hayman MP (Labour - Life peer) Sue Hayman MP (Labour - Life peer)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the roles and responsibilities of his Department's Pharmacy Rebalancing Board are.

Answer (Steve Brine)

The Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board (the Board) was established to advise the Government and devolved administrations on how best to move from pharmacy practice matters set out in legislation, to an approach based on professional standards in line with other healthcare professionals. The Board is tasked to examine the respective scope of pharmacy legislation and regulation, and the interface between them, with a view to ensuring these are optimally designed to provide safety for users of pharmacy services, facilitating a systematic approach to quality in pharmacy and responsible development of practice and innovation, whilst reducing the burden of unnecessary and inflexible regulations.

The Rebalancing Programme Board’s full terms of reference are published at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/pharmacy-regulation-programme-board


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