We were delighted to be joined by Miles Briggs MSP on the PIP podcast. Miles is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian. He is involved in quite a number of cross-party committees and notably for pharmacists he a member of the Health and Sport Committee. You can find out more about Mile’s voting record, his recent speeches, recent questions that he has asked of the Scottish government and recent motions he has brought forward here.
As part of the Health and Sport Committee enquiry into primary care Director of Operations Matt Barclay from Community Pharmacy Scotland and Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board Jonathan Burton gave evidence.
An SNP MP has written to Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, urging him to ‘stop blocking plans’ for a safe drug consumption facility (SDCF) in Glasgow. In her letter to the Home Secretary, Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central, outlines an ‘upsurge in needle sharing which has led to a rise in cases […]
Seema Kennedy MP was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care this week. As part of her new brief Ms Kennedy now has responsibility for pharmacy. This appointment comes after the recent resignation of the previous minister with responsibility for pharmacy Steve Brine MP. […]
Steve Brine resigned on 25 March in order to vote against the government on Brexit. Steve Brine MP was previously the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health, where his duties included responsibility for pharmacy.
Mike Hewitson has resigned with immediate effect from the National Pharmacy Association board. Mr. Hewitson released the following public statement yesterday shortly after the NPA board meeting. “With profound sadness and deep regret I must announce that I have resigned from the Board of Management at the National Pharmacy Association with immediate effect. […]