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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-00706
Asked by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 16 June 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many instances of pharmacy closures were notified due to shortages of staff between October 2020 and April 2021.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 July 2021


Answer

This information is not held centrally. It is the responsibility of territorial Health Boards to ensure there is adequate provision of NHS Pharmaceutical Care Services, working with community pharmacy contractors listed on the Boards Pharmaceutical List.

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 set out the responsibilities for community pharmacy contractors to notify Health Boards when there are instances in which the contractor is unable to provide those NHS services.