Jim Cunningham – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2015-11-17.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number and accessibility of pharmacy facilities; and if he will make a statement.

Alistair Burt

There were 11,674 community pharmacies in England at 31 March 2015. 95% of the population is within a 20 minute walk of a community pharmacy, with access greatest in the most deprived areas. It is not for the Department to determine or advise on how health and social care providers, including pharmacies, comply with equalities legislation. It is up to each pharmacy owner to ensure their pharmacy premises comply with the Equality Act 2010.